Speech Therapy Services For Children
Speech therapy is treatment that improves your ability to talk and use other language skills.
It helps you express your thoughts and understand what other people are saying to you. It can also improve skills like your memory and ability to solve problems.
A speech-language pathologist (SLP, or speech therapist) determines what exercises and treatments can address your child's specific needs. Some children need help talking and communicating. Others need speech therapy to process and understand language better.
Speech therapy can help children improve their:
How do I know if my child needs speech therapy?
If your healthcare provider suspects that your child has a speech disorder, they’ll recommend a speech and language evaluation. These tests will help determine the underlying cause of any communication issues. Sometimes we don't know why our children exhibit delayed communication skills but either way, we have the tools to help them improve and grow.
For example, if your child has trouble communicating, your healthcare provider may refer your child to an audiologist for a hearing test. If your child passes the hearing test, they might need to work with a speech-language pathologist.
What does speech therapy do?
Speech therapy will help improve your child's ability to speak and communicate with language. What kind of speech therapy you need depends on several factors, including your child's age and which health condition or speech challenges you might have.
Your speech-language pathologist will recommend appropriate treatment based on your specific situation. There are many different approaches and categories of speech therapy, and your speech therapist will find one that works best for your child.
Family First Therapy offers speech therapy services for children ages birth to teens in the following areas:
We can’t wait to engage and play with your child, all while helping you and your family learn strategies to encourage speech and language development.