Speech Therapy

The evaluation and treatment of speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing skills in individuals of all ages, from infancy to the elderly.   Speech pathologists hold a minimum of a master’s degree in their specialty.  The overall objective of speech-language pathology services is to optimize individuals’ ability to communicate and swallow, thereby improving quality of life.

We have extensive experience in the following areas:

  • Articulation Impairments
  • Language/Communication Impairments
  • Stuttering/Fluency Disorders
  • Swallowing/Feeding Disorders
  • Voice Disorders
  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Phonological Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders/PDD
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cleft Lip/Palate
  • Prematurity
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Craniofacial Anomalies
  • Hypernasality
  • Head Trauma
  • Hearing Loss/Cochlear Implant
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Auditory Processing Disorder

SPEECH & LANGUAGE Development

Two Years of Age:

  • Produce h,b,p,n,m
  • Have an expressive vocabulary of 50-100 words and understand 300 words.
  • Begin to produce two word phrases, name objects in pictures and follow simple directions.

Three Years of Age:

  • Produce k,g,t,d,f
  • Have an expressive vocabulary of 800-1500 words and understand 1200-2000 words.
  • Answer “who, what, and where” and follow 2-3 step directions.

Four Years of Age:

  • Produce -ing,y,tw,kw
  • Have an expressive vocabulary of 900-2000 words and understand >2800 words.
  • Begin to understand prepositions, identify colors and shapes, make inferences, and identify categories of objects.

Five Years of Age:

  • Produce sh,v,l,j
  • Ask “how” questions, begin to sequence stories, follow 3 step directions, name 10 primary colors and count to 20

Six Years of Age:

  • Produce: all s blends and l blends, th, ch, s, z. (All sounds should be mastered at 7 years of age)
  • Count items and give correct number, define simple words, rhyme, use irregular plurals, understand time concepts, and identify sounds of letters.