Speech & Language Therapy is the treatment for most children with speech and/or language disorders. A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds, whereas a language disorder refers to a difficulty understanding, using, or combining words to communicate ideas.
Pediatric speech & language pathologists (SLPs) are professionals educated in the study of human communication, its development and its disorders. We serve children from birth through school age. Our speech & language pathologists hold a master's degree and a certificate of clinical competency (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
Speech and language skills are essential to academic success and learning. Language is the basis of communication.
Reading, writing, gesturing, listening and speaking are all aspects of language. The ability to communicate with peers and adults in the educational setting is essential for a student to succeed in school.
Children with communication disorders frequently do not perform at grade level. They may struggle with reading, have difficulty understanding and expressing language, challenge following directions, misunderstand social cues, avoid attending school, show poor judgment and have difficulty with tests.
Many people hesitate to seek professional advice even though they are concerned about their child's speech and language development. The right time to seek help is when you, as a parent, are concerned. The fact is, babies or toddlers are never too young for a communication skills assessment.
Our facility offers a comprehensive team approach to therapy, which includes your child and your family. We encourage you to participate in the sessions as we work together, sharing strategies and techniques. We believe this relationship is a pivotal part of the success of each child. We also provide parent/family training, classes and involvement in community activities.
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Lansing Speech & Language Pathologist
Speech and language therapy is an extensive field that treats a wide range of conditions and diagnoses. Some of the disorders treated include:
Some of the symptoms of speech and language disorders include:
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1525 Ridgewood Dr. Midland, MI 48642 Phone: 989-835-6333 Fax: 989-835-4920 Midland Email
Hours:Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
1810 Chartwell Drive Traverse City, MI 49696 Phone: 231-929-2354 Fax: 231-929-2853 Traverse City Email
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
2378 Woodlake Dr. Suite 280Okemos, MI 48864Phone: 517-706-0421 Fax: 517-706-0423 Lansing Email