Speech Therapy

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What is Speech/Language Therapy?

The ability to communicate effectively is a highly valued skill that is often taken for granted in our society, until someone struggles with it. When adequate communication skills do not develop typically in children or are impacted by disease or trauma, an entire family unit can be changed. Because communication requires more than one person, the effects of its breakdown impact every person in the child’s life including peer and adult relationships. The speech/language pathologist is the professional who diagnoses and provides treatment for a wide range of communicative disorders. Here at Centra Pediatric Therapy (CPT) we use a whole-person approach to ensure your child grows at multiple levels and we understand that your family must be involved in the therapy process if maximum progress is to be expected. As each child is different, our speech/language therapy programs are specifically tailored to meet the needs of each individual child.

   

Our therapies help to improve:

  Apraxia

  Autism

  Central Auditory Processing

  Childhood Language Disorders

  Down Syndrome

  Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

  Oral Motor Planning Disorders

  Speech Articulation/Phonological Process Disorders

  Stuttering/Fluency/Disorders

  And more

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  What is the difference between speech and language?

?Speech is the verbal means of communicating including articulation (how speech sounds are made), voice (using the vocal folds and breathing to produce sound) and fluency (the rhythm of speech).

?Language is made up of socially shared rules that include the comprehension and expression of word meanings, the creation of new words (e.g., friend, friendly, unfriendly), word combinations, and knowing and expressing what word combinations are best in which situations. –ASHA

  

Do you think your child needs an Speech therapist?

If you think that your child may need a speech therapist for any reason, please contact us for an evaluation of your child. We can be reached at (714) 731 4668 or KarateForAll@cox.net