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New Jersey Pediatric Speech & Language Therapy

Improving child-family communication.
Enhancing quality of life.

At the Pediatric Therapy Center of NJ Speech & Language Therapy Services include treatment for the following areas:

  • Speech/Sound Disorders/Delays such as Apraxia of Speech, Articulation Disorders/Delays, Phonological Disorder/Delays, and overall speech intelligibility. This may also include areas of fluency and voice patterns as well.
  • Language Disorders/Delays such as difficulty with language development in either receptive or expressive language and/or both, social skills/pragmatic abilities and/or play skills, auditory processing, cognitive impairment, hearing impairment, PDD/Autism, and reading/literacy.
  • Feeding/Oral Motor concerns such as tongue thrust, weakness in the oral cavity, low muscle tone, sensory disorders with textures/taste, etc.

An early start to speech and language therapy is always best! We treat children from birth to three years of age (Early Intervention) as well as toddlers, preschoolers, and school aged children.

In our friendly and playful environment, we offer comprehensive speech and language assessments which are performed to determine whether or not communication skills are developing typically, and whether or not professional intervention is warranted.

Who can benefit from Speech and Language Therapy Services?

Children require speech-language therapy for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to the following:

  • Hearing impairments
  • Cognitive or other developmental delays
  • Weak oral muscles
  • Birth defects such as cleft lip or cleft palate
  • PDD/Autism
  • Central Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Apraxia
  • Motor planning problems
  • Respiratory problems (breathing disorders)
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Children born prematurely

Specialized training in:

Speech & Language Warning Signs

Pediatric speech and language therapy involves assessing and treating a child’s communication skills. These skills include speech, language, play, and general interaction development. The focus of treatment may be on oral-motor skills, stuttering, tongue thrust, voice, language, articulation, or augmentative communication.

If your child has not yet been evaluated for speech and language skills, this is a great place to start.

Does your child demonstrate any of the following?

  • Increased frustration during communication attempts
  • Preservative or repetitive behaviors
  • Decreased interest in social situations by age 24 months
  • Loss of skills previously mastered
  • Decreased eye-contact
  • Lack of imitation skills
  • Decreased/lack of appropriate play skills
  • Absent pointing by one year of age
  • Difficulty with transitions
  • Limited sound repertoire
  • Significant sound errors/difficulty with overall intelligibility
  • Inconsistent sound errors
  • Randomly says a word accurately, then doesn't use it again
  • Limited to no words produced consistently by 16 months
  • Delayed response time
  • Increased need for repetition for response to commands, directions, and questions

Comprehensive Assessment Includes

  • Articulation/Speech
  • Language Skills (Receptive and Expressive)
  • Oral-Motor/Feeding/Swallowing
  • Voice
  • Fluency
  • Play and Social Skills
  • Auditory Processing

Therapeutic Intervention

  • Articulation/Speech Therapy
  • Language Therapy (Receptive and Expressive)
  • PROMPT Therapy
  • Feeding and Swallowing Therapy
  • Oral-Motor Therapy
  • Play and Social Skills Training Therapy
  • Auditory Processing Training