The Speech-Language Therapy Team at CRCC specializes in working with a pediatric population with a wide range of diagnosis, medical complexities, cognitive challenges and developmental delays.
Developing communication skills is one of the most important elements to socializing and creating valuable relationships. For the child faced with receptive and expressive language impairments, it is necessary to provide strategies and resources.
Our Speech-Language Pathologists’ goal is to help children to become successful communicators and independent language learners by tailoring a program specific to each child’s needs. They are specifically focused in treating communication and/or functional feeding impairments.
Our therapists provide evaluation, treatment and consultation in the following areas:
- Expressive language skills
- Receptive language skills
- Social skills
- Oral motor skills
- Feeding and Swallowing
- Disorders of voice
- Augmentative and alternative communication skills
Your child may benefit from or be referred for Speech-Language Therapy services if they display delays in or challenges with any of the following:
- Speech delays – articulation, fluency, voice control
- Multiple errors or not understandable by age 3
- Lack of vocalization by 6 months
- Not recognizing objects in pictures by age 2
- Non-verbal or single word utterances only by age 2.5
- Drools beyond age 4
- Vocal regulation
- Putting words into sentences
- Telling a story with a beginning, middle and end
- Social skills related to interacting with peers, making and keeping friends
- Appropriately play with toys
- Blowing bubbles or whistling