Speech-language pathologists (SLPs), often informally known as speech therapists, work with children on their communication skills, including speech development and possible disorders associated with expressive and/or receptive language. Speech therapists are licensed and certified in their field and all speech therapists at Progressive Pediatric Therapy hold their certificate of clinical competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Speech therapists may assess speech development, language, cognitive-communication, and oral/feeding/swallowing skills to identify types of communication difficulties (articulation; fluency; voice; receptive and expressive language disorders, etc.) and the best ways to treat them. Speech therapists may also help with the use of assistive technology or communication devices when a child is unable to speak on his or her own. As with all of our therapies here at Progressive Pediatric Therapy, our speech therapy sessions are rooted in play in order to fully engage a child in activities and exercises to help build communication skills at all levels!