Speech Therapy

Speech therapy focuses on helping improve communication or oral motor difficulties like eating or swallowing. Our seven licensed speech language pathologists can help address communication needs, whether the difficulty is with pronouncing things correctly, putting together sentences, or increasing vocabulary. In addition, our pathologists have specialized training in the areas of feeding, written language disorders or difficulty with reading and spelling, and treatment of apraxia of speech.

Our therapists are able to provide services in our main office location as well as in several area preschools, private schools, and daycares. We also offer speech and language skills in the educational setting for students ages 2.5 and above. Please contact our office if you or your school is interested in more information about onsite screenings.

By helping your child with their needs in these areas, our therapists can help improve your child’s ability to communicate or complete oral motor activities while at home, school, and in the community.

Speech Therapy includes:

  • Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Articulation/Speech Sound Disorders
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
  • Developmental Delay
  • Expressive Language
  • Feeding
  • Fluency/Stuttering
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Orton-Gillingham/Reading Skills
  • Phonological Disorder
  • Receptive Language/Comprehension Skills
  • Selective Mutism
  • Social Communication
  • Voice Disorders/Accent Reduction

Providers: Anna Carter, Speech Language Pathologist; Kimberly Gorland, Speech Language Pathologist; Lea B. Haisten, Speech Language Pathologist; Leslie Mathis, Speech Language Pathologist; Kristen Thompson, Speech Language Pathologist

It might be a speech and/or language concern if…

Your child is difficult to understand when he or she is speaking.
Your child has difficulty understanding what others have said, answering questions, or following directions.
Your child has difficulty forming sentences or does not use vocabulary similar to their peers.

2 Year Milestones

  • Greater than 50% of what child says is understandable to an unfamiliar listener
  • Has mastered p, d, m, w, h, and n sounds
  • Understands 50 to 250 or more words (rapid vocabulary growth)
  • Says 20 to 100 or more words
  • Uses 3 to 4 word sentences
  • Asks 1 to 2 word questions
  • Answers what questions
  • Answers own name

3 Year Milestones

  • Greater than 75% of what child says in understandable to an unfamiliar listener
  • Has mastered t, b, k, and g sounds
  • Understands 1200 to 2000 words
  • Has a spoken vocabulary of more than 900 words
  • Uses 4 to 6 word sentences
  • Tells stories
  • Asks and answers simple "wh" questions
  • Understands a variety of descriptive concepts including cold, hungry, tired, etc…

4 Year Milestones

  • Greater than 90% of what child says is understandable to an unfamiliar listener
  • Has mastered f, v, and y sounds
  • Understands approximately 3000 words
  • Has a spoken vocabulary of at least 1500 words
  • Uses grammatically correct sentences
  • Pays attention to a story and can answer questions about it
  • Understands opposites
  • Can tell a story
  • Prekindergarten skills such as counting and color, letter, and shape naming and identification are rapidly improving

5 Year Milestones

  • Can produce s, z, j, l, r, sh, ch, th, and blended sounds correctly in some words
  • Understands approximately 13, 000 words
  • Follows 3 step commands
  • Asks "how" questions
  • Communicates easily with adults and peers