What does a speech and language pathologist (SLP) do? Our Pediatric SLPs treat many different types of communication and swallowing problems. These include problems with speech sounds, understanding and using language, literacy, social communication, voice, fluency, cognitive communication, and feeding and swallowing.
When children communication effectively, they are able to express needs, wants, feelings, and preferences that others can understand.
Our team of experts evaluate and treat a wide range of diagnoses. Reasons to have your child evaluated include the following:
- At risk for speech, language and swallowing difficulties including:
- NICU Graduate
- Failed hearing screen
- Other medical diagnoses (i.e., Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cleft Lip/Palate, etc.)
- Concerns about not talking on time
- Concerns about not responding to name
- Seems difficult to understand their speech
- Stutters while talking
- Changes in voice quality (i.e., Hoarseness)
- Difficulties with coordination mouth movements for speech and eating
- Difficulties with breast or bottle feeding
- Difficulties with transitioning to solid foods
- Difficulties with swallowing (i.e., coughing, choking, gagging on food, etc.)
Questions? Here, Amy Taylor, MS, CCC-SLP/L shares information about what speech therapy includes and when to seek speech therapy out.
Meet our pediatric speech therapists!