Speech therapy helps improve verbal and non-verbal communication, language skills and abilities.
Pediatric Speech Therapy
Pediatric speech therapy helps children with communication challenges improve their verbal and non-verbal language skills and abilities. Pediatric speech therapy also treats children with eating and oral motor concerns.
Communication, speech, language challenges
Difficulty understanding directions and questions, expressing
needs, wants and thoughts, producing words and sentences
Problem feeders, picky eaters
Breast- and bottle-feeding challenges, tethered oral tissue (TOTs), difficulty transitioning to solid foods, limited food repertoire
Orofacial myofunctional disorder (OMD)
Swallowing, chewing, speech, and other problems associated with tongue thrusting and oral motor muscle development
Autism spectrum disorder
Difficulties with social interaction and interpersonal communication
Kids Can Do Speech Therapy
Kids Can Do treats children of all ages, from infants through adolescents. Our speech therapy services begin with a comprehensive evaluation that includes information gathering, testing, and observation. After the evaluation is completed, and it is determined speech therapy is needed, a customized speech therapy plan of care is designed. The plan of care is based on a child’s unique profile, personality, and needs.
Our speech-language pathologists actively involve family and other caregivers in the child’s therapy. We believe open communication and a coordinated plan of care results in faster progress and more successful outcomes.
Speech therapy evaluations are typically prescribed by pediatricians or other qualified medical professionals.
Our speech-language pathologists
At Kids Can Do, therapy is administered by fully licensed speech-language pathologists (not speech therapy assistants) with advanced degrees and special training. Our rigorous therapist qualifications ensure on-going monitoring and fine-tuning of the speech therapy plan. Constantly evaluating the effectiveness of the speech therapy plan is particularly important when treating the complex and evolving needs of children.
Learning through purposeful play
For some children, speech therapy sessions may seem like fun and games, however, therapists are focused on specific therapy goals. Our therapists are always willing to explain the purpose and strategy of their therapy sessions, as well as provide supplemental activities for home.
When prescribed by a physician or other qualified medical professional, speech therapy service costs are often covered by insurance.
Whether a child has a physical impairment, cognitive disorder, or developmental delay, speech therapy is designed to improve their communication (or nutrition), leading to more accomplishment, fulfillment, and enjoyment.
Speech therapy is led by speech-language pathologists, also called speech therapists. Specially trained speech therapists provide feeding therapy and treatment for orofacial myofunctional disorder.