Pediatric Speech Therapy 2018-04-18T18:16:43+00:00

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologists

Each one of our Speech Language Pathologist has earned their Master’s Degree and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). In addition we are required to maintain a license in the state of North Carolina from the Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologist and Audiologist.

Our Speech Language Pathologist’ will help your child with their specific needs which could include expressing themselves (expressive language), understanding and processing what they are hearing (receptive language), producing their speech sounds to be understood by others (articulation), how they interact with others socially (pragmatics), as well as play skills (how well your child interacts with toys is how they learn to interact with the world). It is our goal to assist others who have become cut off from what so many of us take for granted; the power to communicate and function within the families and environments in which we live.

“Communication is more than just ‘talking’, it involves your entire body and all modalities in which we take in and let out information with the world around us”
Kim Sherwin

Feeding Therapy

In addition our Speech Language Pathologist’ work with Feeding and Swallowing. Feeding and swallowing therapy focuses on the ability to safely swallow food and liquid, as well as chew food properly. We work on oral motor function as it relates to swallowing, drinking, and chewing.

We take a play based approach to therapy. A child’s work is play. It is through play that children learn about the world and themselves. We believe that the family is the most influential part of therapy. It is within the family and daily routines that goals can be put into practice ‘for real’. Therefore we encourage parents and caregivers to observe therapy sessions and carry over recommended strategies at home. We have limited time with your child and can teach a skill but you are with them the majority of the time and have the opportunity to practice those skills. Sometimes to help our children we have to change our own behavior as well as how we interact and play with them. Once we are able to understand them and think on their level we can then help them.

Some Areas of Expertise:

  • Pragmatics and Social Skills
  • Accent Modification
  • Voice Disorders
  • Apraxia
  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Dysphagia
  • Behavioral Feeding Issues
  • Oral motor dysfunction
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Language- Based Literacy Disorders
  • Articulation Disorders
  • Language Delays
  • Developmental Delay
  • Phonological Processing Disorders
  • Stuttering / Cluttering Disorders
  • Food aversions
  • Extreme picky eating
  • Gastrointestinal Issues related to feeding and swallowing
  • Genetic Disorders and Syndromes
  • Neurological Impairments
  • Medically Fragile Children
  • Craniofacial Anomalies