Pediatric Speech Therapy

Pediatric Speech Therapy uses a variety of treatments and strategies to understand and produce language, produce speech sounds clearly, and improve feeding and swallowing problems.

Speech Therapists at Melanie Massey Physical Therapy, Inc. may treat any of the following disorders:

Speech Disorders:

  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Dysarthria
  • Articulation and Phonological Disorders
  • Fluency/Stuttering
  • Hearing Loss

Language Disorders:

  • Receptive/Expressive Deficiencies
  • Language Delay
  • Oral/Reading Comprehension
  • Literacy (Reading/Writing)
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Reading/Auditory Memory
  • Pragmatic (social) Language
  • Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD)

Voice and Resonance Disorders

Feeding and Swallowing (Dysphagia) Disorders

Common diagnosis/medical conditions that may benefit from Speech Therapy include:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders (also known as Autism Spectrum Disorders)
  • Cleft Lip/Palate
  • Down’s Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • And many other syndromes and medical conditions

Speech Therapists may use such treatment methods as:

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), such as Sign Language, Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS), Communication Board, or Electronic DeviceTraditional Approach to Articulation
  • Minimal Pair Contrast Therapy for Phonological Processes
  • Discrete Trial Procedures
  • Basic Behavioral Techniques
  • Social Stories
  • Milieu Teaching
  • Joint Book Reading
  • Communication Temptations
  • Psychological Methods of Fluency Treatment
  • Fluency Shaping Methods of Fluency Treatment
  • Fluency Modification Methods of Fluency Treatment
  • Auditory/Visual Feedback thru Nasometer for Hypernasality
  • Oral Motor Exercises for Oral Motor Weakness and Oral Stimulation
  • Food Chaining


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