What It Is

Pediatric (birth to 18yrs) speech language pathology (PSLP) therapy helps your child develop the skills needed for successful communication and feeding. These skills can affect all aspects of daily life, from communicating basic needs to developing social skills and friendships to progress in school. Our pediatric speech-language pathologists help children who have challenges expressing themselves verbally and non-verbally, understanding and/or processing language.  Some of the areas of focus for our SLP’s are receptive and expressive communication, articulation, voice, fluency and social pragmatics. Our speech therapists have special training in autism programs such as Floortime/DIR, and the Hanen Program.

How it works

Following an evaluation to assess each child’s strengths and areas of need, goals are formulated, and speech therapy is initiated to assist the child in reaching these goals. While speech therapy is goal-oriented and centered on each child’s individual areas of strengths and needs, each session allows not only for structured therapy activities, but it also encourages the child to express his or her own preferences thus making for a fun and engaging time together.

Therapists

Stephanie Green, SLP-CCC 

Katie O'Keefe, SLP-CCC 

Shelly Tarin, SLP-CCC

Jackie Gates, SLP-CCC

Colleen Boyle, SLP-CCC

Sarah Bruno, SLP-CCC

Brooke Chmielewski, SLPA 

Issues Commonly Addressed

  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Cognitive impairments such as attention, memory, and problem solving disorders
  • Language-based learning disabilities
  • Speech-resonance problems associated with cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies
  • Stuttering
  • Swallowing (dysphagia) and feeding disorders
  • Voice disorders
  • Conditions that require tracheostomies or ventilators
  • Auditory Processing
 
 

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