What is Speech Therapy?
Pediatric Speech Therapy is the treatment of speech and language disorders in people of any age. Speech disorders that children are often diagnosed with are articulation disorders, fluency disorders, resonance disorders, dysphagia/oral feeding disorders.
At Pathfinder, our Speech Language Pathologists (SLP’s) focus on both receptive language, or the ability to understand words spoken to you, and expressive language, or the ability to use words to express yourself and work with the mechanics of producing words, such as articulation, pitch, fluency, and volume.
Our Speech Therapists work with children to find fun activities that will strengthen their area of weakness in social communication and greatly improve speech. For mechanics, this therapy session might involve exercises to strengthen the tongue and lips, such as blowing or whistling or licking. For language, this might involve games to stimulate word retrieval, comprehension or conversation.
The following Diagnosis/Disorders will commonly benefit from Speech Therapy Services:
- Speech Delay
- Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders
- Oral Motor Function
- Language Articulation
- Communicative Device Training