Speech-language pathologists at Springboard Pediatric Therapy work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in our clients.
Speech therapy can identify and address communication challenges resulting from a variety of diagnoses including autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), chromosomal abnormalities (e.g. Down syndrome), traumatic brain injury, stroke, childhood apraxia of speech, and more.
Speech disorders impact the way an individual produces the sounds of speech. A person with a speech sound disorder may substitute sounds, omit sounds, or distort sounds. This can negatively impact intelligibility and the person’s confidence.
Language disorders occur when a person has trouble understanding others (receptive language), or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings (expressive language). Language disorders may be spoken or written and may involve the form (phonology, morphology, syntax), content (semantics), and/or use (pragmatics) of language in functional ways.
AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION (AAC):
Children and adults with severe speech or language problems may need to find other ways to communicate besides talking. There are many types of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) they can use. The speech-language pathologists at Springboard Pediatric Therapy can help. Click here for more details (clickable button).
Not sure if your child would benefit from speech therapy or other services? Take a look at the speech and language developmental checklist through the link below. Or you can call to speak with one of our patient care coordinators who can help you schedule a free consultation with one of our clinicians.