Speech therapy improves the communication skills of children with a wide range of disorders, including autism, hearing loss, and developmental impairments. The team at Scottsdale Children’s Institute, led by Jacob Boney, PsyD, BCBA-D, provides speech therapy services to all children ages 0-11 at the school in Scottsdale, Arizona. To learn how speech therapy can help your child, call or book an appointment online today.
Speech therapy at Scottsdale Children’s Institute involves the evaluation and treatment of speech disorders and communication problems. The highly trained speech therapists use a variety of techniques, including:
Articulation is how clearly and distinctly you produce sounds. Your speech therapist models the correct formation of sounds and syllables in words and sentences, often during age-appropriate play activities.
The therapist interacts with your child by talking and playing. They use a variety of props and methods to stimulate language development, including pictures, books, objects, or repetition exercises.
For children with poor oral motor skills (dysphagia), the therapist may use exercises that strengthen their mouth muscles, which improves eating, drinking, and swallowing.
The team at Scottsdale Children’s Institute uses speech therapy to help kids improve their communication skills. There are many reasons your child may have trouble communicating, such as:
Speech therapy is most effective when you start early. Children who begin speech therapy before they’re 5 years old tend to have the best results, but many older children also achieve success.
The certified speech-language pathologists (SLPs), or speech therapists, at Scottsdale Children’s Institute hold a minimum of a master’s degree in their field. Their extensive training includes education in communication, language development, and disorders that hinder both processes.
The team at Scottsdale Children’s Institute develops an individualized speech therapy plan for each student. The duration and extent of your child’s speech therapy depends on unique factors, such as:
Some childhood speech disorders improve with age, while others persist into adulthood. Call Scottsdale Children’s Institute, or book an appointment online to learn more about speech therapy today.