Speech language therapy

Speech-language therapy is a type of therapy provided by a speech- language pathologist (SLP) to help a child learn how to produce specific speech sounds. SLPs also provide therapy for other skills, including language, fluency, voice, reading and social/pragmatics. Our programs help and guide our clients to develop the skills needed for successful communication.

Speech therapy evaluation and intervention may focus upon:

  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia and dyspraxia
  • Articulation (Lisp, Speech Sound Delay/Disorder, Phonological Processing Disorder, unintelligibility)
  • Dysarthria
  • Dyslexia
  • Language (Difficulty with expression, comprehension, processing, and written)
  • Oral-motor dysfunction
  • Pragmatics or social language skills
  • Tongue thrust (dental issues, speech sound distortions, swallowing patterns)
  • Stuttering
  • Voice disturbance
  • Caregiver education and training

Referrals for Speech Therapy

Referrals should be made if a child or young adult has difficulty in participating at home, school, and/or community settings due to:

  • More than a six-month delay in achieving age-appropriate developmental milestones
  • Multiple errors in speech and is not understood by age 3
  • Inconsistent errors, unintelligible speech, extremely limited numbers of sounds
  • Not making eye contact and turn-taking with actions or vocalizations by 6 months of age, or not recognizing objects or pictures by age 2
  • Non-verbal or speaking only in single words at 2.5 years of age; or if unable to produce complete, complex sentences by age 4
  • Trouble recalling and using new information because of problems with language, attention and memory
  • No friends because he/she is unable to interact with others at an age-appropriate level, such as following rules of conversation
  • Voice does not sound right. For example, hoarse, raspy, breathy or if the child likes to scream or talk loudly
  • Stuttering
  • Drools beyond the age of 4
  • Cannot manage the transition to table foods

Our services

At Connections Speech Language Therapy, we provide comprehensive care to meet the needs of your child, along with one-on-one attention, and a fun, stress-free environment to put them at ease. We work with children as young as newborns, including premature babies. We offer expertise in both Pediatric Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy, including the treatment of developmental delays such as issues with feeding, walking and many others.

Speech language therapy

Connections provides speech and language evaluation and therapy services to children in homes, preschools, elementary schools, or our office setting. Our therapy is play-based and goal-oriented.

Occupational therapy

Is your child not reaching developmental milestones (such as sitting, walking, and talking)? Is your child struggling to grasp age-appropriate information? At Connections, we can help your child overcome developmental delays.

Physical therapy

Pediatric physical therapy helps your child recover from an injury or surgery, as well as addressing specific issues such as improving their range of motion, endurance, and overall motor skills.

Teletherapy

Enjoy therapy from the comfort of your own home. Teletherapy is providing therapy through a live video connection, over the internet. You receive the same treatment as you would in person, it's just done through a computer!