At Beelieve, our pediatric speech and language pathologists focus on your child's verbal and nonverbal communication skills, feeding, and swallowing. If your child has a disability or injury that is affecting his/her speech or swallowing, don't hesitate to have them evaluated by our team. Early intervention is often the key to SUCCESS.
Our knowledgeable and experienced speech and language pathologists will give your child a comprehensive evaluation during your first appointment at Beelieve. By working together with your child's teachers, medical professionals and other therapists, we will create an individualized speech and language treatment plan. We will also work closely with you, the parents, and other family members in order to best help your child reach his/her goals.
Our speech language team is qualified to observe, evaluate and treat patients from birth to age 21. Our specialized treatment areas include the following:
Swallowing therapy – treatment in this area is aimed at helping children learn coned swallowing skills in Order to avoid choking, coughing or aspirating. Your child may benefit from swallowing therapy if he/she struggles with sucking, chewing or moving the food toward the throat° be swallowed.
Feeding Therapy – Children who have difficulty maintaining a heathy weight or are suffering from "failure to thrive," can benefit from treatment by our therapists. In this area, we work to increase your child's caloric intake and to expose your child to new varieties of food textures, tastes and temperatures. During feeding therapy, we also provide instruction and practice on sucking, chewing and swallowing. Oral aversion therapy can also be provided.
Voice Therapy– A variety of pediatric voice disorders can have profound effects on a child's life. If your child is experiencing changes in pitch, loudness and overall voice quality, they may benefit from voice therapy, which also includes treatment for resonance and fluency disorders.
Receptive and Expressive Language Therapy Our speech and language therapists help children with both receptive (understanding, responding to and following directions) as well as expressive (using words or sign language to share thoughts and feelings with others).
Articulation therapy– If your child has difficulty hearing and differentiating sounds as well as sounding words out so that they may be understood by others, he/she should be evaluated for an articulation deficit Or disorder.
Oral Motor Function Therapy– During sessions with our speech and language therapist team, any difficulties with movement involving the mouth in order to speak, swallow Or eat will be addressed through strength training sessions, coordination practice and breathing therapy.
Apraxia – In children who suffer from childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), the brain has difficulty making plans for speech movement. If your child suffers from apraxia, our therapists will help create a therapy plan that focuses on practicing syllables, words and phrases in a repetitive and frequent manner
Your child may also be evaluated for an augmentative and alternative communication device if needed. These devices allow children with disabilities to communicate either with unaided or aided systems, such as sign language, picture charts or assistive technology that may involve a high or low tech device.
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