Autism Spectrum Disorder & ABA Therapy located in Southlake, TX, Alliance, Fort Worth, TX & Frisco, TX
Effective speech and communication are essential skills needed for everyday life, but some children fall behind without assistance. At PediaPlex, with locations in Southlake, Alliance, Fort Worth, and Frisco, Texas, autism spectrum disorder specialist Sonia Kirkpatrick, MBA, and her exceptional team offer highly effective speech therapy treatments to improve your child’s communication. Call the PediaPlex office to schedule an appointment today.
Speech Therapy Q & A
What is speech therapy?
Speech therapy uses a variety of strategies to enhance your child’s ability to speak, communicate with other people, and have others clearly understand what they are saying. PediaPlex speech experts work with children from infancy through age 18 to improve language, speech, and overall communication skills.
Expert-trained PediaPlex providers also work with kids to improve sensory processing, social skills, expression language, and much more.
Is speech therapy right for my child?
Your child could be a candidate for speech therapy if they don’t speak at all, don’t speak or communicate effectively, or can’t pronounce certain sounds. Speech therapists at PediaPlex help children who struggle with:
- Phonological processing
- Articulation impairments
- Motor speech disorders
- Fluency disorders
- Language expression disorder
- Language comprehension disorder
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Down syndrome
- Social skills deficits
- Social-cognition disorders
- Feeding disorders
- Cognitive-communication disorders
- Sensory processing disorders
- Speech or language delays
Your child might have a speech problem because of genetic or environmental factors, hearing impairment, a brain injury, or developmental delays.
Providers evaluate your child by discussing their medical history and completing a comprehensive assessment, including a hearing assessment if needed, to determine from which services your child can benefit the most.
Speech therapy at PediaPlex is an option for your child if they have a swallowing or communication problem with reasonable expectations for improvement.
What does speech therapy entail?
Speech therapy treatment plans at PediaPlex are highly individualized for each child’s needs and ability level. Therapists use a variety of highly effective strategies to improve the way children make sounds, string words together, and effectively communicate with teachers, coaches, parents, and peers.
PediaPlex providers offer pediatric feeding therapy to improve eating habits and the nutritional intake of picky eaters. They also provide stuttering therapy to reduce stuttering in children, articulation disorder testing and treatment, language comprehension testing and treatment, and therapies that improve social interactions.
Speech therapy at PediaPlex equips kids to succeed in their environment, gain self-confidence, improve interpersonal relationships, and experience a better overall quality of life.
To learn more about speech therapy at PediaPlex, schedule an evaluation for your child by phone today.