We work with all ages of children with receptive & expressive language delays. These difficulties impact their every day life. Receptive language delays can be characterized by difficulty understanding phrases or complex sentences, unable to follow directions, or answering questions. Expressive language delays are characterized by difficulty using verbal speech whether the child is not talking or is unable to form sentences with correct word order. These are just a few difficulties of receptive & expressive language delays. There are many other characteristics that are indicative of a delay. If you have questions about whether your child has a delay, contact us.
Feeding disorders can manifest in different ways for different ages. Symptoms include difficulty gathering liquid and/or food into the mouth (sucking and chewing), choking and coughing while eating and drinking, wet vocal quality after swallowing, runny nose and watery eyes after swallowing, refusing foods, and reoccurring pneumonia. Feeding disorders also include food aversions and extreme limitations in food preferences that can impact health and nutrition. Click here for additional information.
We specialize in providing in home speech therapy for children who have receptive & expressive language delays, feeding disorders, social skills & pragmatic language delays, apraxia, sound production errors, and children that use speech generated devices.
Social Skills & Pragmatic
Social skills are skills that allow a person to communicate effectively with others. These include verbal communication, body language, facial expressions, eye contact, conversational flow, topic maintenance, personal space, and humor. Deficits in social skills is known as a pragmatic language delay. These delays make it difficult to form relationships with peers, to communicate effectively with others, and to understand figurative language.
Articulation & Phonological Disorders
An articulation disorder makes it difficult to understand messages due to errors in sound production. Sounds may be left off, substituted for different sounds, or can be distorted. If a child has a phonological disorder, there will be a pattern to the sound errors. For example, a child may produce all sounds that are usually produced in the back of the mouth (k, g) for sounds in the front of the mouth (t, d). There are many different error patterns that a child can produce.
of Speech (CAS)
Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder. Children with apraxia will have difficulties planning the movement of the articulators (lips, tongue, and jaw) to correctly produce sounds and words. Symptoms of apraxia include: limited babbling as a baby, distortion of vowels, inconsistent errors, excessive stress when producing sounds or words, and loss of previously used words.
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