Pediatric speech/language therapy helps children improve their receptive/expressive language and articulation skills.  Our pediatric trained speech and language pathologists work with children through fun activities to improve their speech, their ability to follow directions, their ability to communicate verbally and nonverbally, and their social communication skills.  We use a family-centered, goal-oriented plan to help children become effective communicators.

Pediatric feeding therapy helps children learn to become safe and confident feeders.  We work with children in naturalistic mealtime settings and play to improve their ability to eat, drink and swallow safely.  Our therapists work to improve oral-motor skills related to feeding, to accept a wide variety of foods and food textures, to increase volume to maintain adequate weight and nutrition, and to gain a healthy relationship with food and the feeding environment.  We use family-centered plans that focus on helping children safely enjoy feeding and eating.

Our highly trained speech pathologists   evaluate and treat children with a variety of diagnoses that may include:

  • Autism related disorders
  • Articulation/Phonological Disorders
  • Receptive/Expressive Language Delays
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
  • Pragmatic Language Disorders (Social Language)
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Down Syndrome and other genetic diagnoses
  • Cerebral Palsy and other neurological diagnoses
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Dysfluencies (Stuttering)
  • Voice Disorders
  • Oral-motor weaknesses/delays
  • Dysphagia (swallowing disorders)
  • Oral aversion
  • Self-limiting feeders
  • Tube Dependency
For more information about Kids Place and our services, or to schedule an appointment, call our office at (623) 242-6908 or set up an appointment online today.