Pediatric Speech & Language Therapy
Children are incredible people to work with. Early life development is full of moments of awe as one watches these young humans build the fundamentals skills of social interaction, sentence structure, and articulation.
However, developing these skills does not come easily to every child. Due to a combination of factors, a child's acquisition of these vital skills may be slower than their peers. This can result in decreased performance in school, avoidance of socializing, and difficulty acquiring later developing skills which build on these foundational skills.
Treatment for all children.
Children who belong to marginalized communities often face great challenges due to financial strain on their families, anxiety from discrimination, and deeply rooted feelings of isolation. These can all lead to a delay in developing language or speech skills. If a speech or language delay is suspected, it is suggested that you consult online resources from reputable sources, such as the American Speech, Hearing, and Language Association's packet on speech and language development. If your concerns persist, you are encouraged to schedule a free consultation or assessment with Prismatic Speech Services at your earliest convenience.
We have experience working with children from ages 3 weeks to 17 years, with disorders and delays such as cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, fluency disorders such as stuttering and cluttering, auditory processing disorder, language delays and speech delays.
At Prismatic Speech Services, we want you to feel comfortable knowing who your child will be working with, and to feel confident that we will be able to assist you and your child. During a consultation, we will discuss the basics of your child's circumstances and current abilities, and whether an assessment is indicated in the opinion of our speech-language pathologist. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the assessment or therapy process during this time as well.
During the assessment, we will work with your child for 90 minutes and run through a battery of standardized and non-standardized assessments, depending on the needs of your child. Assessments will typically involve examining your child's expressive and receptive speech and language abilities and will most likely take the full 90 minutes. Optional stretch and water breaks will be given.
Standard treatment is delivered in 30 minute sessions. How these sessions look will be very dependent on your child's needs, their interests, and personality to maximize the amount of practice per session. Typically, treatment will be centered around a child-appropriate activity which incorporates their goals so as to keep the child invested.