Langston Pediatric Therapy

speech and language therapy

Speech & Language Therapy focuses on increasing a child's ability to understand and utilize all aspects of speech and communication, as well as oral motor functioning and feeding skills.

At Langston Pediatric Therapy, our Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) provide assessment and treatment of speech and language disorders. We offer free diagnostic evaluations for your child and will develop a plan specific to your child's needs.

speech disorders

Focusing on the actual production of sounds, treatment of speech disorders addresses:

  • Articulation / Phonology - producing speech sounds clearly
  • Resonance / Voice - difficulties with pitch or vocal hygiene
  • Fluency - problems such as stuttering where the disruption in the forward flow of speech is characterized by sound/syllable repetitions and/or sound prolongations. (e.g. g-g-going like that, or goooo-ing like that)

language disorders

Concerning the cognitive ability to understand and utilize shared symbols/concepts that allow us to connect and interact with others, treatment of language disorders addresses:

  • Receptive - difficulties with understanding and processing what is being said to us
  • Expressive - problems with effectively using language to communicate wants, needs, ideas, and feelings, including how much can we say, how many words do we use, and sequence of words that makes sense in communicating our thoughts
  • Pragmatic - difficulties with the ability to use language in a socially appropriate
    manner

oral motor / feeding disorders

Focusing on treating children having difficulty chewing crunchy food, dissolving food in mouth, gagging, or transitioning from baby food to solid foods, treatment of feeding and swallowing disorders addresses:

  • Dysphagia - issues swallowing food properly
  • Oral Motor - weak musculature in and around mouth leading to not moving tongue, jaw, cheeks, or lips enough while eating
  • Sensory Issues - problems recognizing certain food textures,avoidance of food types due to dislike of specific textures, pocketing food in cheeks, drooling