Pediatric Language Development

  • SLP’s can treat children with language delays or language that is below age expectations
  • This can include both expressive language delays and receptive language delays
    • Language development and delays may occur in the presence of:
      • Autism
      • Intellectual disability
      • Developmental disabilities
      • Attention deficits and hyperactivity disorder
      • Hearing loss

Pediatric Articulation Interventions

  • SLPs can intervene and treat a combination of difficulties with perception, motor production, and phonological representation of speech sounds in children
  • Our clinic focuses on using both phonological and language-based approaches to address phonological intervention for speech sounds
    • This includes establishment, generalization and maintenance of speech sound production and carryover of skills into increasingly challenging levels (syllables, words, phrases/sentences, conversation)

Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing

  • Infants and children can experience difficulty with feeding and/or swallowing.
    • Feeding refers to types of food selections and sensory related issues (i.e. ‘picky eating’ or ‘feeding aversion’).
      • Feeding provide children and families with opportunities for bonding and lifelong success and prevent food aversions, oral aversions, aspiration, and poor weight gain
      • SLP’s can work with infants and children with a variety of feeding disorders
        • Pediatric feeding disorder (PFD)
        • Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)
      • Swallowing refers to how food moves from the mouth to the stomach.
        • Difficulty with swallowing is called Dysphagia.
      • SLP’s can address eating and drinking involving food selection, sucking, chewing, and swallowing.
        • This includes everything from breast/bottle feeding to table foods and transitions to open cups and textured food items.