Speech therapy is intended to target any difficulty that affects your child’s ability to communicate. Depending on your child’s needs, therapy may target foundational communication skills, engagement, turn-taking, understanding, expression, or production of sounds. With young children, speech therapy is child-directed and often looks like play. Play is strategically used in therapy as it is both highly motivating for young children and the modality through which they learn best.
We treat children with a variety of qualifying conditions, including: developmental delays, receptive language delays, expressive language delays, phonological delays, apraxia of speech, fluency / stuttering, social communication disorders (e.g. autism spectrum disorder), oral motor delays, articulation, Down Syndrome, and pragmatic language delays.
Frequency of Treatment
The recommended frequency of treatment will vary based on individual needs. However, most children receive speech therapy once or twice per week. For most children, speech therapy sessions are 50 minutes in length.
Length of Treatment
Length of treatment largely varies from child to child and individual needs. However, in general, a child may attend speech therapy for several months or more. Regular attendance at treatment sessions is critical to support consistent progress toward treatment goals.