Pediatric Speech Therapy

pediatric speech therapy

If you’re worried about your child’s speech and language abilities, you’re not alone. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, about one in every 12 children has had a disorder related to speech, voice, swallowing, or language. Over 30 percent of the 3- to 10-year-olds in that group struggled with multiple conditions.

While it may feel like your child is the only one with these concerns, we hope that these numbers provide a bit of reassurance. Speech and language disorders are common. They’re also treatable.

With proper intervention, it is possible for children to make incredible progress in these areas. That’s why Enablr Therapy offers live-video speech therapy services throughout the country.

How does Teletherapy Speech Therapy Work?

First, we’ll pair you with the therapist best suited to your child’s needs. Then, it’s time for a speech therapy evaluation so that the therapist can craft a fully individualized treatment plan. Then it is time for speech therapy that target your child’s needs and goals. Enablr Therapy’s sessions are available through live video wherever it best suits you.

All you have to do is schedule an appointment with your therapist at a time that works for your family, find a quiet and distraction-free space to set your child up with a computer, click on the telelink that is sent in Enablr’s reminder emails, and observe the session. Your therapist may ask for your assistance from time to time depending on your child’s functional level.

As teletherapy has become more popular, we have received great feedback from parents. Many find it much more convenient than office-based sessions which require additional coordination and drive time. Remote sessions offer easily accessible speech therapy for busy families with children of all ages.

Some parents are surprised to see that their children are more engaged and more comfortable with remote therapy. Since teletherapy sessions are most frequently delivered in a familiar setting like home, kids don’t feel as anxious and clam up. This improves the overall treatment experience for children, parents, and providers alike. Enablr Therapy is pleased to offer online speech therapy services in many states across the country.

Benefits of Pediatric Speech Therapy

Thanks to speech therapy, children are able to work on vital skills, meet their goals, and make progress. Sessions are one-on-one, meaning that your child will receive the full attention of their provider. We also make things fun and engaging!

Our pediatric speech therapy services address:

  • Speech sounds and articulation
  • Expressive and receptive language
  • Social communication
  • Feeding
  • Augmentative and alternative communication devices

These skills will further your child’s ability to pronounce words, understand others, express themselves, follow directions, and use language in social contexts (playing, taking turns, and understanding jokes). They will also overcome challenges like hoarseness, stuttering, and decreased voice quality.

Learn more about types of speech therapy here.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re concerned about your child’s speech and language skills, we recommend speaking with one of our certified speech therapists. A thorough assessment will help you and your therapist to reach a conclusion about whether your child requires therapeutic intervention.

Pediatric speech therapy services provide support for a wide array of speech and language disorders.

We often work with children exhibiting the following symptoms:

  • Delayed speech
  • Difficulty pronouncing certain sounds
  • Trouble being understood by others
  • Stuttering
  • Speaking with a lisp
  • Difficulty following classroom directions
  • Issues imitating sounds
  • Raspiness or breathiness
  • Difficulty verbalizing responses

Our speech therapists offer sessions covering feeding, communication, functional cognition, voice quality, and more.

Speech skills: Others can easily understand what your child is saying.

Social skills: Speech therapy helps children learn to play with friends, navigate social interactions, and tell others what they’re feeling.

Voice and fluency improvements: Your child will learn to produce age-appropriate words and phrases at an appropriate volume.

Receptive language skills: Children in speech therapy learn to interpret what they’re hearing, follow directions, and recall information when prompted.

We Meet You Where You Are

From the moment you wake up, you’re constantly communicating – with your loved ones, your colleagues, your neighbors, and your friends. We believe you deserve to feel confident, empowered, and capable in those interactions. If you’re ready to learn more about speech therapy for your child, contact Enablr Therapy. We’re ready to meet you where you are.

A Note About the Efficacy of Remote Speech Therapy

Even prior to online telehealth services becoming more popular due to the pandemic, experts recognized the efficacy of speech therapy delivered remotely. When researchers compared telehealth and in-person interventions, they found no significant difference between the two approaches to treatment. In fact, the only change they identified was improved test scores in both groups. This shows that both the remote and in-person sessions resulted in measurable, significant improvement. In another study, teletherapy participants with language-specific targets achieved 100% of their desired goals.  

Simply put, remote speech therapy can be as effective as in-person intervention. We offer comprehensive, therapeutically sound services that your child can access through a computer or tablet. 

Your Child Was Born to Thrive

Whether your child stutters or has difficulty processing what others say, help is here. We have the answers you need. Enablr Therapy connects you with proven professionals who specialize in speech therapy for kids. Through one-on-one sessions, comprehensive support, and compassionate service, we aim to make a difference in your child’s life.

 

Speech Therapy Assessments

 

Speech evaluations identify issues in a few key areas: speaking, writing, comprehension, social communication, feeding, and swallowing. Often, adults and children experience difficulties in these areas attributable to neurological conditions and developmental impairments. Learn more about speech therapy assessments here!

Types of Assessments:
  • Children’s Communication Checklist (CCC-2)
  • Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals (CELF-5)
  • Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language (CASL-2)
  • Developmental Profile (DP-2)
  • Expressive Vocabulary Test (EVT-3)
  • Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation (GFTA-3)
  • Khan-Lewis Phonological Analysis (KPLA-3)
  • Oral and Written Language Scales (OWLS-II)
  • Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT-5)
  • Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory – Computer Adaptive Test (PEDI-CAT)
  • Stuttering Severity Instrument (SSI-4T

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Whether your child stutters or has difficulty processing what others say, help is here. We have the answers you need. Enablr Therapy connects you with proven professionals who specialize in pediatric speech therapy. Through one-on-one sessions, comprehensive support, and compassionate service, we aim to make a difference in your child’s life.

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