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Speech Therapy

Helling Children's Center, L.P. bilingual Speech-Language Pathology services offer a variety of assessment and intervention protocols for children and adolescents with communication disorders. Early intervention is the key to providing children with the best possible therapeutic outcome. It is never too early to address concerns regarding a child's speech, language, and oral motor skills development.

The following are just some of the area that our experienced Speech-Language Pathologists address:

Articulation Disorders

Articulation Disorders include difficulties producing sounds in syllables or saying words incorrectly to the point that other people can't understand what's being said.  This difficulty can increase when difficult sounds and syllables are embedded in words.

Fluency Disorders

Fluency Disorders  include problems such as stuttering, the condition in which the flow of speech is interrupted by abnormal stoppages, repetitions (st-st-stuttering), or prolonging sounds and syllables (stuttering).  Body movement and eye-blinking are other characteristics that may co-exist with stuttering.

Resonance or Voice Disorders

Resonance or Voice Disorders  include problems with the pitch, volume, or quality of a child's voice that distract listeners from what's being said. These types of disorders may also cause pain or discomfort for the child when speaking.

Language Disorders

Language Disorders  can be either receptive or expressive. Receptive disorders refer to difficulties understanding or processing language. Expressive disorders include difficulty putting words together, limited vocabulary, or inability to use language in a socially appropriate way.

Pragmatic / Social Disorders

Pragmatic / Social Disorders  typically describes inability to utilize and/or understand the rules for social language.  This includes inability to use social language to: take turns, greet others, topic maintenance, space proximity when conversing and joining conversations. 

Feeding / Swallowing Disorders

Feeding / Swallowing Disorders
 include problems gathering food and getting ready to suck, chew, or swallow it. For example, a child who cannot pick up food and get it to her mouth or cannot completely close her lips to keep food from falling out of her mouth.  Various disorders are in relation to the swallow in which a child cannot safely/ efficiently swallow food without compromise to their airway.

Cognitive Disorders

Cognitive Disorders (memory, organization, thinking skills)  can present with other difficulties or exclusively.  These disorders often can be identified as difficulty following directions given, decreased attention skills, and inability to complete daily and academic tasks.


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