Speech Therapy

What is Speech Therapy?

Speech therapy is all about communication.  Kids may not be talking as much as we expect for their age (late talkers), or they might be difficult to understand when they do talk ("speech"/articulation).  They might have difficulty finding and using all the right words or answering questions (language).  Some kids have a hard time using words with other people (social language) and some have a hard time with words getting stuck (stuttering).  Speech therapy is about using all available tools so that kids can be comfortable and successful getting their needs met and making their opinions known wherever they go and whatever they do. We believe that the best results in therapy come from a partnership with caregivers/family and other service providers. Not only does each family aid in setting goals, they are also involved in the therapeutic process as much as is appropriate for the child. Therapy is individualized, focusing on a child’s immediate communication needs in all environments. Functional and academic communication, increasing literacy skills, and overall social language ability are at the heart of our practice. 

Common Diagnoses

Articulation/phonological disorder
Apraxia
Stuttering
Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders
Social/Pragmatic Language Disorder
Late talker
Voice/resonance disorders
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Autism Spectrum Disorder

Where Do I Go From Here?

If you think your child could benefit from speech therapy, the first step you should take is getting a referral from your child's pediatrician. This referral can then be sent to our office, where we will reach out to you and schedule an evaluation. You may also call our office and we are happy to provide insight into whether or not we feel your child could benefit from our services. 


Current Accepted Insurances:

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Blue Care Network

Meridian Health Plan 

United Health Care - Medicaid & Commercial plans 

McLaren 

Aetna/CoFinity

Straight Medicaid

Children's Special Healthcare Plan


Soon to Accept: 

Priority Health