Conveniently located in Cedar Grove, NJ
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
- Central Auditory Processing Disorder
- Motor planning problems
- Respiratory problems (breathing disorders)
- Swallowing disorders
- Traumatic brain injury
- Children born prematurely
Specialized training in:
Understanding speech milestones and the importance of early intervention empowers us as parents to provide the best start for our children. By staying informed, proactive, and compassionate, we can navigate the challenges and celebrate the triumphs of raising our little ones. Remember, in New Jersey, you're surrounded by a community ready to support you and your child every step of the way.
For more resources, including a list of early intervention centers and upcoming workshops, stay connected to our blog. Together, let's embrace this journey with knowledge, support, and hope for our children's bright futures.
Speech and Language Milestones Matter: Understanding these milestones helps track your child's development and identify potential delays early on.
Early Detection is Crucial: Recognizing signs of speech and language delays allows for timely intervention, which can significantly improve outcomes.
New Jersey Offers Support: The state's Early Intervention System (EIS) provides resources and services to help children with developmental delays.
Parental Involvement is Key: Everyday activities like talking, reading, and singing play a vital role in encouraging your child's speech and language development.
Community and Support are Available: You're not alone in this journey. New Jersey has a wealth of resources, professionals, and communities to support you and your child.
Q1: At what age should my child say their first words?
A1: Most children say their first words between 10 to 15 months of age. However, it's important to remember that all children develop at their own pace.
Q2: What should I do if I suspect my child has a speech delay?
A2: If you suspect a speech delay, consult your pediatrician or contact New Jersey’s Early Intervention Program for an assessment. Early detection and intervention are key to supporting your child's development.
Q3: Are there any costs associated with New Jersey's Early Intervention Services?
A3: Many services offered by New Jersey’s EIS are at no cost or low cost to families, depending on the specific services and your family's insurance coverage. Eligibility and costs can be discussed during the assessment process.
Q4: How can I encourage speech and language development at home?
A4: Engage in daily conversations, read together, sing songs, and encourage play that involves communication. These activities help stimulate your child’s language skills in a fun and supportive environment.
Q5: What's the difference between a speech delay and a language disorder?
A5: A speech delay involves difficulties in the physical production of sounds, while a language disorder refers to trouble understanding or using words in context to communicate. Both can impact communication, but they differ in their specific challenges and interventions.
Remember, every child's journey is unique, and there's a community ready to support you through every step. Don't hesitate to seek help and resources to ensure your child achieves their full potential.
What Our Clients Say
We have been extremely pleased with our four-year old son Michael’s progress. He received a diagnosis of the Apraxia by his neurologist. We did not know where to turn. Our preschool teacher recommended that we see both Deanna and Carissa (they are sisters) for both speech and occupational therapy services. We walked in the door and knew this was the right place! It is completely family driven! You can tell from the moment you meet them that they have been in practice for many years and have tons of experience. We feel like we are treated like family- they handle every aspect from start to finish-including our challenging insurance plan. It is truly a white glove experience. If you are looking for a family driven experience, clean facility/child friendly environment, with a multitude of knowledge in a variety of areas, the Pediatric Center is the place for you and more importantly your child! Michael is a completely different child because of the Pediatric Therapy Center.
Debbie and Robert G
from Cedar Grove, NJ
I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the progress my daughter Isabel has made under the care of Deanna and her staff at the Pediatric Center. We were very concerned that our daughter at two and a half years of age was experiencing developmental speech problems and lagging behind other children her age but, thanks to the dedication and expertise of Deanna and her staff our child has made significant strides. Deanna and her staff are knowledgeable and professional. They treat each child as if that child was their own. We are very pleased with the progress Isabel has made, and we highly recommend the Pediatric Therapy Center to anyone whose child is experiencing speech problems.
from Fairfield, New Jersey
Deanna and her staff at the Pediatric Therapy Center are very courteous and professional. When we brought our granddaughter in for an evaluation Deanna responded thoroughly to all our questions and concerns and immediately put us at ease. The office is friendly and inviting, and our granddaughter enjoyed meeting the staff. Deanna is a skilled therapist who always puts the needs of her patients first. We are so happy to have worked with her and her team. It was one of the best decisions my daughter and I made for my granddaughter. Thank-you to Deanna and her staff.
from Verona, NJ
Take the Next Step with Pediatric Therapy Center of NJ
If you're concerned about your child's speech and language development, remember that help is closer than you think. The Pediatric Therapy Center of NJ, located in Cedar Grove, is dedicated to supporting children on their journey to effective communication. Our team of compassionate and skilled speech therapists specializes in evaluating and treating speech and language delays and disorders. We believe in a personalized approach, tailoring our services to meet the unique needs of each child and family we work with. Don't wait to seek the support your child may need; contact us today to learn more about how we can help your child find their voice. Together, we can pave the way for a future filled with confidence and success in communication.