Speech Therapy Services
Successful communication, verbal or non-verbal, is critical to social, emotional and academic development. Our highly skilled clinicians are dedicated to helping your child become an effective and confident communicator.
We draw upon both timeless and cutting edge treatment methods and techniques to ensure the best outcomes for your child’s unique needs. We are skilled in PROMPT, the motor based techniques of Beckman, Rosenfeld-Johnson and Marshalla, the Lidcombe Program of Early Stuttering Intervention, Floortime and the SCERTS Model to name a few. We confidently work with medically compromised infants and toddlers, including those with mechanical airways (tracheostomy tubes) and craniofacial differences.
Some of the conditions we treat include:
- Articulation and speech sound disorders
- Receptive and expressive language disorders and delays
- Apraxia of speech
- Pragmatic and social language challenges
- Auditory processing deficits
- Dysarthria/motor weakness
- One-way speaking valve training (Passey-Muir Valve)
- Cleft palate/craniofacial speech and resonance challenges
- Voice disorders
If you feel that your child is struggling in the areas of speech and language, please contact the staff at Bright Beginnings Pediatric Services to schedule an evaluation. We’re here to help!
Individual speech and language evaluations are scheduled by appointment and typically last 1 to 1.5 hours. Your child’s skills will be evaluated using formal standardized assessment tools, informal observations, language sampling and parent observation and report. Postural and respiratory support systems will be considered and oral-motor strength and coordination will be assessed to help us determine the underlying causes for your child’s speech and language challenges.
A personalized written report based on the evaluation findings will be prepared for you and will be ready for delivery approximately 3 weeks after the evaluation. We are happy to correspond with your referring physician(s) within 2 days of the assessment.
To schedule and evaluation please call the office at 323.525.0247 or email us at email@example.com.
What to Bring to Your Evaluation
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Speech and language therapy is offered individually and sessions last one clinical hour (50 minutes). Based on the results of the evaluation, a therapy program will be developed for your child and recommendations for frequency of therapy will be made. Children are typically seen once to twice per week and sessions are scheduled at the same time each week. A home program will be established so that you and your child can practice new skills learned in therapy.
The clinician will work with your child to address his or her identified speech and language goals in a fun and engaging way. We take into consideration your child’s interests and personality to make therapy an enjoyable experience. We work hard, but we play hard, too!
Bright Beginnings Pediatric services also offers speech and language screenings for pre-school and elementary school students. Screenings may be done individually here in the office or on campus as a part of a school-wide or class-wide screening program. We test for articulation (speech sound production), language (the understanding of and the verbal expression of the English language), fluency (stuttering) and voice (quality and/use) and provide a brief summary of the findings along with any recommendations that we may have.