SPEECH THERAPY

Our speech-language pathologists are specialists in evaluating and treating pediatric communication and feeding concerns.

 

They address listening and speaking skills, articulation (speech), social communication, voice, literacy, reading strategies, oral-motor skills, feeding development, swallowing, play skills, and augmentative-alternative communication methods. 

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OUR THERAPISTS PROVIDE EVALUATION & INTERVENTION FOR:

STUTTERING

COGNITIVE

SKILLS

ARTICULATION

DISORDER

AUDITORY PROCESSING DISORDER

PHONOLOGICAL DISORDERS

SOCIAL

SKILLS

EXPRESSIVE

LANGUAGE DISORDER

SWALLOWING

SKILLS

AUGMENTATIVE

COMMUNICATION

ORAL MOTOR

SKILLS

RECEPTIVE LANGUAGE DISORDER

PLAY

SKILLS

DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES

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0 - 1 Year Old


0-6 MONTHS

7-9 MONTHS
  • Self-feeds simple, finger foods
  • Babbles same sounds repeatedly (baba or mama)
  • Produces sounds which are similar to t,d,n,f,v,z,ch,j,th,sh and s
  • Understands "No"
  • Makes sound while eating with food in mouth
  • Reaches for object and looks for caregiver’s reaction
  • Uses finger to point to things
  • Tolerates smooth, lumpy solids fed by spoon by 9 months
10-12 MONTHS




1 - 2 Years Old





2 - 3 Years Old


24 MONTHS

30 MONTHS
  • Has approximately 450 words in vocabulary
  • Gives own first name
  • Answers “where” questions
  • Uses present progressive -ing
  • Uses “no” or “not”
  • Consistently uses 3-4 word phrases/sentences
  • Identifies simple objects by function
  • Is 50-75% intelligible
  • Shares toys and understands simple locations (in, under, out, off)
  • Responds to greetings
  • Uses pronouns (my, me, mine, you)
36 MONTHS




3 - 4 Years Old


42 MONTHS

  • Uses regular plural –s (socks, shoes)
  • Uses possessive –s (baby’s bottle)
48 MONTHS
  • Consistently uses 4-5 word sentences, with correct sentence structure
  • Is 80% intelligible
  • Sings a song or says a poem from memory
  • Tells a story
  • Asks many questions including “who?” and “why?”
  • Knows some basic rules of grammer
  • Uses regular and irregular past tense verbs consistently and regular 3rd person
  • Uses most pronouns
  • Has 1500+ words in vocabulary
  • Follows simple multi-step directions without repetition
  • Uses contractions (can’t, don’t, I’ve)
  • Identifies colors




4 - 5 Years Old


  • Uses a variety of sentences with 6 or more words
  • Has greater than 2000 words in vocabulary
  • Uses most speech sounds correctly
  • Speaks very clearly
  • Is 90-100% intelligible
  • Answers “how are things the same or different”
  • Can carry a plot when telling a story
  • Understands time concepts (yesterday, today, first, then, next)
  • Uses future tense
  • Asks question to get more information
  • Inventive spelling when writing




6 - 7 Years Old


  • Uses all speech sounds correctly but "r", "th", and "sh"
  • Begins to write letters when you give the sounds
  • Begins to tell the sound that letters make
  • Imaginitive play schemes with peers
RED FLAGS (should be brought to the attention of your doctor):
  • Doesn't participate in imaginative play schemes with peers




7 - 8 Years Old


  • Uses all speech sounds correctly
  • Begins to read simple stories with sight words
  • Begins to make rhyming words
  • Inquires about people's feelings and thoughts
  • Can hold conversations with peers and adults
RED FLAGS (should be brought to the attention of your doctor):
  • Doesn't use all speech sounds correctly
  • Can't hold conversations with peers and adults




8 - 9 Years Old


  • Can read and write simple stories
  • Can re-tell and narrate movies and stories
  • Speaks clearly
  • Remembers details of what peers like
  • Has close friendships
RED FLAGS (should be brought to the attention of your doctor):
  • Can't re-tell and narrate movies and stories
  • Speech sound errors




10 - 11 Years Old


  • Can agree and disagree in conversations
  • Problem-solves and strategizes throughout the day and with games like boardgames
  • Begins to regulate emotions
  • Follows multi-step directions for daily activities like laundry, cooking, and other daily chores
RED FLAGS (should be brought to the attention of your doctor):
  • Can't problem-solve and strategize throughout the day and with games like boardgames
  • Speech sound errors




9 - 10 Years Old


  • Can read and write simple stories
  • Can re-tell and narrate movies and stories
  • Speaks clearly
  • Remembers details of what peers like
  • Has close friendships
RED FLAGS (should be brought to the attention of your doctor):
  • Can't re-tell and narrate movies and stories
  • Speech sound errors




11-12 Years Old


  • Can agree and disagree in conversations
  • Problem-solves and strategizes throughout the day and with games like boardgames
  • Begins to regulate emotions
  • Follows multi-step directions for daily activities like laundry, cooking, and other daily chores
RED FLAGS (should be brought to the attention of your doctor):
  • Can't problem-solve and strategize throughout the day and with games like boardgames
  • Speech sound errors




12-13 Years Old


  • Can read chapter books
  • Can write 3-5 paragraph short stories
  • Can infer and read non-verbal social cues
  • Can plan and organize recipes and social events
RED FLAGS (should be brought to the attention of your doctor):
  • Can't write 3-5 paragraph short stories
  • Speech sound errors




5 - 6 Years Old


  • Uses a variety of sentences with 6 or more words
  • Has greater than 2000 words in vocabulary
  • Uses most speech sounds correctly
  • Speaks very clearly
  • Is 90-100% intelligible
  • Answers “how are things the same or different”
  • Can carry a plot when telling a story
  • Understands time concepts (yesterday, today, first, then, next)
  • Uses future tense
  • Asks question to get more information
  • Inventive spelling when writing




13 - 14 Years Old


  • Can read chapter books
  • Can write 3-5 paragraph short stories
  • Can infer and read non-verbal social cues
  • Can plan and organize recipes and social events
RED FLAGS (should be brought to the attention of your doctor):
  • Can't write 3-5 paragraph short stories
  • Speech sound errors




14 - 15 Years Old


  • Can gather details in non-fiction literacy and write conclusions
  • Respects others with different preferences
  • Can read educational literature to gather information
  • Develops complex ideas
RED FLAGS (should be brought to the attention of your doctor):
  • Can't read educational literature to gather information
  • Speech sound errors




15 - 16 Years Old


  • Can gather details in non-fiction literacy and write conclusions
  • Respects others with different preferences
  • Can read educational literature to gather information
  • Develops complex ideas
RED FLAGS (should be brought to the attention of your doctor):
  • Can't read educational literature to gather information
  • Speech sound errors




16 - 17 Years Old


  • Uses their language to persuade and negotiate
  • Holds full conversations even on topics that are not their interest
  • Follows daily routines almost independently
  • Organizes: clothing, daily chores, food, school, and extra-curricular activities
RED FLAGS (should be brought to the attention of your doctor):
  • Can't organize: clothing, daily chores, food, school, and extracurricular activities
  • Speech sound errors




17 - 18 Years Old


  • Can regulate listeners even on topics that are not their interest
  • Analizes stories, poems, movies, and summarizes different perspectives
  • Cites textual evidence
  • Can hold jobs and can be almost competely independent for daily routines
  • Can regulate their emotions and help to regulate others'
RED FLAGS (should be brought to the attention of your doctor):
  • Can't regulate their emotions and help to regulate others'
  • Speech sound errors





- Treatment Methods -

Augmentative Communication | Auditory Processing  | Picture Exchange Communication System Reading/Literacy Programs | Beckman Oral Motor Program | Sign Language | Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol | DIR Floortime | Orofacial Myology | Dyslexia | Play-Based Therapy

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