What is Pediatric Therapy?

Life Skills Village’s Speech-language pathologists (speech therapists) evaluate and treat speech, language, and cognitive-communication disorders in children from 2-17 years old.  Most children develop speech and language skills within a specific age range. A child who does not develop these skills within these age ranges may have a speech and/or language delay/disorder.

 

Speech delays/disorders are when a child has difficulty producing speech sounds clearly, intelligibly, or fluently (e.g. stuttering is a form of disfluency).  This likely impacts the child’s ability to be understood by others.

 

Language delays/disorders are when a child has difficulty verbalizing himself/herself and/or understanding language (i.e. difficulty following directions).  The language disorder may occur with the form, content, and/or function of language.

 

Cognitive-communication disorders include deficits with organizing thoughts, attention, memory, planning, reasoning, and/or problem-solving.  These deficits likely impact academic performance and social communication skills.  These disorders may occur following a traumatic brain injury, developmental disability, or intellectual disability.