Speech and language development of children follow a typical pattern. If language or communication is hindered during the developmental years, consequences may come into play that effect friendships, social development, education and understanding of the world around us.
When your child deviates from normal development or fails to flourish, therapeutic interventions may be able to help. Speech therapy services can provide lifelong benefits and offers your child an advantage they otherwise may not have.
The reasons for speech and language therapy in children are diverse. Some parents or guardians seek treatment for a child due to:
- speech disorders
- childhood apraxia of speech
- orofacial disorders
- speech sound disorders
- childhood feeding disorders
- developmental disorders
- language-based learning disabilities
- selective mutism
- social language impairments
- attention deficit/ hyperactive disorder (ADD or ADHD)
- cleft lip and palate
- cerebral palsy
- genetic disorders such as Down syndrome
- hearing impairments
- right hemisphere brain injury
- traumatic brain injury
Common questions regarding children’s speech and language therapies:
Can you help older children with a speech or language need?
Though early intervention is believed to be best, we are confident that treatments help to improve quality of life no matter when they are introduced. Therapies often need adjustment through various phases of life regardless of age. Specialized supports can give your child an advantage which they may not have otherwise had.
How often and for how long would my child need services?
This is dependent on the individual in need of services. Some difficulties may be more pronounced than others and children respond to services at a different pace. Other times it may be possible to teach you and your family the skills that are required to continue therapies in the privacy of your own home.
We understand that all families lead busy lives. We will work with you to find a schedule that works for you and with the goals of treatment in mind.
Will my insurance cover these services?
We understand that insurance questions and expenses are a realistic concern to everyone, that’s why we will do whatever we can to work with your insurance to get the services that you and your family may need. Please don’t hesitate to call with any insurance-related questions that you may have.
If a child in your family may be benefitted by our services, we encourage you to give us a call at (608) 745-5988.
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