Speech Therapy visits focus on a child’s overall ability to be able to interact with and enjoy his or her environment. Speech-Language Therapy generally helps a patient with communication, articulation, auditory processing, voice/fluency, and oral motor movements for speech/eating.
Who can benefit?
If you happen to notice difficulties in one or more of these areas, an evaluation for treatment may be appropriate:
Difficulty learning sounds for letters in preschool or kindergarten
Has a history of chronic ear infections or tubes
Stuttering for more than 3mos, no matter age
Seems to not hear you or has “selective” hearing
Aside from mom or dad, adults have difficulty hearing and understanding your child after age 3
Has a diagnosis of hearing loss at any age, including prior to age 1
Not combining two-words by age 2
Not using words or gestures to communicate by 12 months
Has difficulty following directions or problem-solving in school
Does not seem interested in peers/siblings
Does not respond to name or “Stop/No” by 12 months.
How We Address It
Children may benefit from speech therapy even without a diagnosed medical condition. Children who exhibit delays in a range of developmental, neurological, and congenital impairments may require speech therapy for extra help to complete everyday activities.
Child Directed Play-Based Therapy
Speech-Language Social Skill Therapy
Augmentative Communication Evaluations
Device Selection and Programming
Picture Exchange Communication Systems® (PECS)
Feeding Summer Camps
Barton Reading Program
"We started at Marshall Pediatric Therapy when my daughter was three and had maybe fifteen words in her vocabulary. She was struggling with her emotions, attention span, transitions, and the list goes on. Miss Kelley and Miss Stephani have changed her life! As a mom, I feel supported and communicated with regularly about my child's progress and goals."
Meet Our Therapists
What to Expect at Your First Appointment
At Marshall Pediatric Therapy, we do not follow a one-size-fits-all approach. We very much rely on an integrative therapeutic model. Upon being referred to our practice, during your first visit (also referred to as an initial evaluation), a licensed therapist will determine what is most important to you and your child.
We want to know your child’s history, current abilities and strengths, and confidently address room for improvement. From there, we will be able to provide a variety of assessments in order to construct a customized treatment plan tailored to your child’s individual needs. The frequency of a child’s appointments will be determined by your assigned therapist(s).