Pediatric speech therapy supports children with speech and/or language deficits that impact their communication skills across a variety of settings. The speech and language strategies used in therapy have been effective in treating a wide variety of disorders, including children who are non-verbal, have cognitive deficits, suspected or known medical diagnoses such as Autism or Down Syndrome, or use alternative/augmentative communication. 

Speech Disorders

  • Articulation – production of sounds in words, sentences, and conversation
  • Phonology – patterns of speech used
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech – difficulty planning and coordinating movements needed to make speech sounds
  • Fluency – stuttering 

Language Disorders

  • Receptive Language – understanding concepts, vocabulary, grammar, following directions
  • Expressive Language – sharing wants/needs and ideas with appropriate grammar and vocabulary
  • “Late Talking” – delayed communication milestones before 18 months of age
  • Pragmatic Language – social communication and social skills

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