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Speech Language Therapy

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy works on the articulators of speech so a child is able to communicate using sounds. Articulation helps a child produce challenging sounds and achieve age-appropriate speech.

Articulation is the process of physically producing a sound, syllable, or word. There are four different articulation errors that can be made when producing speech sounds: Substitutions, Omissions, Distortions and Additions. A speech sound error of the substitution type means that one sound is replaced by another sound.

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Language Therapy

Language therapy addresses children with delays or disorders in the following areas:

  • Listening Skills: understanding what is being said and following directions

  • Grammar Skills: ability to use grammatical markers to form complete sentences

  • Vocabulary Skills: knowledge of what things are called and ability to understand those words when spoken and to recall and say the word when needed

  • Question Skills: ability to answer and ask questions with a variety of structures

  • Social Pragmatic Skills: ability to use language to interact with others and follow social rules of conversation and play

  • Literacy/Book Skills: ability to read and write 

Oral Motor/Feeding Therapy

Oral motor therapy works on the oral skills necessary for proper speech and feeding development. These skills include: awareness, strength, coordination, movement, and endurance of the lips, cheeks, tongue, and jaw.

Oral-motor exercises involve sensory stimulation to the lips, jaw, tongue, soft palate, larynx, and respiratory muscles which are intended to influence the physiology in order to improve it's function.

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