Speech-Language therapy services at Kidscare Therapy Center, Inc. focus on improving your child’s ability to communicate through the use of direct individualized treatment sessions. Peer activities are also a strong component of therapy as we strive to build your child’s confidence while interacting with other children at home, school, and community environments. Our speech-language pathologists are encouraged to use multi-sensory approaches such as swings, finger-paints, and play dough to facilitate functional communication skills. Speech therapy treatment focuses on speech, language, cognitive-communication, and oral/feeding/swallowing skills to address various types of communication problems.
1- Language: The SLP interacts with a child by playing, talking, and/or using pictures, books, objects, or events to stimulate language development. The therapist may also model correct pronunciation and use repetition exercises to build speech and language skills.
2- Articulation: difficulties producing sounds in syllables or saying words incorrectly to the point that listeners can’t understand what’s being said.
3- Oral-Motor: The SLP uses a variety of oral exercises — including facial massage and various tongue, lip, and jaw exercises — to strengthen the muscles of the mouth. The SLP may also work with different food textures and temperatures to increase a child’s oral awareness during eating and swallowing.