SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPY

Our Speech and Language Therapy team at HealthBridge focuses on providing communication skills and tools to children and adolescents with speech, language, and communication difficulties. Our Speech-Language Pathologists work together with the child and family forming a therapy partnership. Our goal is to provide an unparalleled level of speech and language treatment in a warm, friendly, and comfortable environment.

Our Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy services treat cognitive, communication, and swallowing disorders including, but not limited to:

  • Expressive language

  • Information processing in speed/function

  • Voice disorders

  • Speech intelligibility/fluency

  • Deficits in swallowing

  • Oral Motor Dysfunction

  • Behavioral disorders

Our Approach to Treatment

Patients participating in our Speech and Language Therapy services undergo a comprehensive assessment prior to beginning therapy to determine a treatment plan based on their unique needs. Our Speech-Language Pathologists use formal assessments, behavioral observations, parental report, and background information to determine the severity of the speech and/or language problem that is present according to age-designated development. Based upon this information, our Speech-Language Pathologists design individual treatment programs and carefully evaluates these programs on an ongoing basis in order to make changes as appropriate depending on the child's progress.

Parental or caregiver involvement is the key to a successful treatment. Family training is provided to educate parents about vocabulary and strategies that are being used and taught to improve their child's communications and language skills.

Other speech therapy programs:

  • Evaluation for augmented communication devices

  • Assistive technology training

Referrals

Our admissions team at HealthBridge Children’s Hospital works closely with referring hospitals, physicians, insurances, and family members to ensure that the admission process is timely and efficient. To refer a patient, schedule a tour, or ask questions about our services, call HealthBridge at 888-306-5121 and someone will assist you.