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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.


Frequently Asked Questions About Pediatric Services

Speech refers to the mechanics of producing verbal communication. Respiration (breathing in and out), phonation (producing sound on the breath in the larynx), resonation (channeling sound through the mouth and/or nose), and articulation (moving the tongue, jaw, lips, and soft palate to shape the sound into speech) are all aspects of speech. Language refers to the meaning we ascribe to the sounds (phonemes) and letters (graphemes) we produce. Language can be broken down into morphology (root words, prefixes, suffixes), semantics (word meaning and usage), syntax (sentence structure), and pragmatics (social application of language).
This is an excellent question! There is, unfortunately, no 100% guaranteed method to prevent the occurrence of a speech or language delay; however, there are many ways to decrease the likelihood of one developing! -Provide lots of examples of proper speech production. Narrate what you're doing, narrate what your child is doing, talk to your child, voice characters during play, etc. Providing multiple models of how each sound is used and each word combined with others to make sentences will give them many opportunities to learn proper production. -The importance of books cannot be overstated. Read to your child, have them read to you, have books readily accessible where the child can reach them. -Ask questions when you read! WH questions (who, what, when, where, and why) are better than yes/no questions, but either is better than none. -Teach your child new words all the time. -Learn what your child is interested in and engage with them about it.
The earlier the assessment, the better! Prismatic Speech Services can assess language skills in children as young as two months of age, and speech development in children as young as two years of age.
Child clients may be seen at Prismatic Speech Services' office or in their own home for a small increase in price based on distance. Receiving therapy in the child's home can often be more comfortable for younger or shy children. Regardless of location, we also require a child's parent or guardian stay in the facility during therapy.

Pricing Table

Initial Consultation Free! Free

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.

Pediatric Assessment $150

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.

Pediatric Treatment $50

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.