Pediatric Speech Language Therapy (SLP)

Providing the highest quality pediatric speech therapy to children across Texas in the comfort of their home or daycare.

Pediatric speech language therapy (Pediatric Speech Language Therapy or SLP)  facilitates a child’s ability to communicate with others both verbally and non-verbally. Speech and language are two different, yet linked, skills that humans use to communicate. Language is the ability to understand spoken and written words (receptive language) and to express meaning through words (expressive language). Speech is producing sounds that make up words.Pediatric speech therapy builds communication skills to allow expression of needs and wants. Mild delays in speech and language development are common among children and may be temporary. These delays may occur when the functions of the brain required for speech and language mature at a slower than normal rate or when a child is raised in a bilingual home. Sometimes, speech and language delays are symptoms of more serious problems, such as autism, mental retardation, or cerebral palsy. Hearing loss may also cause speech and language delays. Hearing screenings are a routine part of each initial speech-language evaluation at THERAPY 2000.

pediatric speech therapy

Pediatric Speech Therapy

There are many other common disorders that may affect speech. Apraxia is a disorder of brain function characterized by the inability to perform learned movements on command, even though the command is understood and there is a willingness to perform the movement. Aphasia is impairment of the ability to speak and write. The patient understands written and spoken words but has difficulty uttering the words. Dysphasia is impairment of speech consisting in lack of coordination and failure to arrange words in their proper order. Stuttering or stammering is a speech disorder characterized by repeating the first sound of a word, such as “p-p-p-p-puppy”, saying a letter sound for a long time, such as “sssssssoap”, or speaking in choppy sentences, making many distracting facial movements during speech, or doing meaningless things with arms and legs (such as tapping fingers or slapping a leg) while talking.

Hearing loss may also cause speech and language delays. Hearing screenings are a routine part of each initial speech-language evaluation. When an evaluation indicates that a patient may have a hearing problem a comprehensive Hearing Evaluation is then provided by THERAPY 2000 within two weeks. The audiologist on staff with THERAPY 2000 communicates closely with the speech therapists to ensure coordination of both hearing and speech treatment approaches for each patient. There are many tests to measure speech and language development in children. If a delay is found, speech-language therapy usually is recommended.

In addition, speech-language pathologists also work with children who have feeding, swallowing or other oral motor problems. Good feeding and swallowing skills increase a child’s ability to receive adequate nutrition and hydration for good growth and development. In addition, these skills help prevent a child from having pneumonia due to poor swallowing skills. THERAPY 2000 has many therapist trained in Vital-Stim therapy for patients suffering with difficulty swallowing or dysphagia.

Pediatric speech language therapy can help improve:

  • Receptive/Expressive Language Skills
  • Speech delays
  • Speech
  • Apraxia/dyspraxia, dysarthria
  • Neurological disorders (Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke)
  • Non-verbal and verbal communication skills
  • Articulation
  • Feeding skills
  • Swallowing skills
  • Oral motor skills
  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication Methods
  • Voice Disorders, Hoarseness, Vocal Abuse, Vocal Nodules
  • Fluency Disorders, stuttering, cluttering
  • Pragmatics, Social behavior
  • Communication for children with Hearing Impairment, cochlear implant
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Phonological skills
  • Phonological awareness

THERAPY 2000 provides pediatric speech therapy services to infantskids, children of all ages, including teens, young adults (birth-21).We provide pediatric speech therapy for boys and girls in the comfort of their home or daycare. We currently see patients in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and Houston areas. We also visit East Texas patients in Tyler and in other East Texas surrounding locations. Whether your child is having problems with speech and communication, feeding disorders or in need of vital stem therapy or any other developmental delays, the highly qualified speech therapists of THERAPY 2000 can help.  We provide in-home speech therapy services; you just need to be within a certain proximity of a local office to receive services. To see if we service your area, please click here to view a map of all our locations. To see if your child’s treatment is covered by Medicaid, please click here to contact us.

Get Pediatric Speech Language therapy for your child.

For Pediatric Speech Language Therapy call 877-688-2520.

Click this link to submit a Pediatric Speech Language Therapy referral.