Speech and Language Therapy is a practice of techniques demonstrated by scientists designed to accomplish specific goals. We will design specific speech and language goals that we would like your child to reach. Our therapists will schedule regular sessions to work with your child to demonstrate techniques and strategies to reach those goals. Our goal is to reward your child with improved communication abilities. We ask you to complete the Patient History located in the Forms page so we can know as much as possible about your family in order to provide the best therapy for your child. After your initial appointment, you will usually meet with your therapist once or twice a week for sessions between 30 and 60 minutes depending upon your child's needs, goals and insurance company guidelines.

Does my child need to see a speech therapist?

You may want to have your child evaluated by a speech and language pathologist if you notice any of the following:

One Year

Does not initiate vocalization, say mama for dada, imitate words or say one or two words independently, imitate facial expressions or smile, smile when sees face in mirror, show separation anxiety, wave “hi” or “bye,” does not look at the person speaking, respond to music or singing, understand simple questions and maintain eye contact with the speaker.

Two Years

Does not identify body parts, demonstrate action words, understand simple commands, communicate basic needs like toilet, hunger, or thirst. Does not refer to self by name, respond to hello or goodbye, name a color, use toys appropriately, hug dolls animals or people or has has lost communication ability.

Five Years

Has jumbled speech, odd or unusual language and behaviors, social isolation, difficulty with word selection production and usage, does not respond to why questions, is constantly asked to repeat words or is behind other peers academically, or has difficulty organizing thoughts and actions, difficulty following rules.

Ten Years

Other children, parents or teachers are concerned about disfluency, social avoidance, avoidance of situation words or situations or embarrassment, anxiety or frustration about expressing self.