Speech therapy for children, Online speech therapy for kids

The development of speech and language plays a crucial role in a child’s educational, literacy, and communicative journey. Our team of Online Speech-Language Pathologists specializes in pinpointing the initial signs of communication difficulties that may impact your child’s learning, social interactions, emotional growth, and self-esteem. Contrary to common belief, many children do not outgrow these challenges with age. Early identification and intervention are crucial in addressing and overcoming communication challenges faced by children.

Our adept and seasoned Online Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) extend their expertise through virtual assessments and interventions. They deliver high-quality online speech therapy for children, focusing on key aspects of your child’s communication development:

  • Receptive language skills (comprehension or understanding)
  • Expressive language skills (spoken language)
  • Pragmatics (social communication skills)
  • Articulation and Phonology (speech clarity and pronunciation)
  • Early Literacy
  • Voice
  • Resonance
  • Fluency (addressing stuttering or cluttering)

Speech and language disorder in children

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurodevelopmental condition that emerges in the first 2 years of a child’s life. Children with ASD face challenges in social interaction and communication skills. They often exhibit restrictive, repetitive, stereotypical behaviors. Our specialized therapy program for autism combines Applied Behavior Analysis and speech therapy principles, fostering functional communication and self-regulation.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD, another neurodevelopmental disorder, manifests through inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Children with ADHD exhibit executive function difficulties like planning, organizing, and memory. Speech and language delays are common in children with ADHD. Our therapy not only addresses these delays but also focuses on improving social skills, ensuring a holistic approach to development.

Delayed Speech and Language

A speech and language delay, affecting up to 10% of preschoolers, can hinder expected development. Children with speech and language delays struggle to communicate effectively. Our interventions provide tailored language stimulation and effective strategies to enhance speech and language skills, ensuring children reach their full potential.

Down Syndrome

Children with Down Syndrome or Trisomy-21 may experience delayed speech and language skills. They may also experience speech clarity issues due to structural abnormalities, particularly of the tongue. Our therapy program focuses on functional communication skills and articulation skills, ensuring these children can express themselves effectively.

Cerebral Palsy (CP)

CP affects a child’s movements and posture, often requiring speech and language therapy along with other therapy programs. Early intervention is crucial for better outcomes. Our therapists work on improving speech and language skills, strengthening speech muscles, improving oral motor skills, and enhancing overall communication abilities.

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)

CAS is a motor speech disorder impacting the planning and execution of sound production. Motor planning is affected in CAS. Our therapy, emphasizes the practice of syllable, word, and phrase production, along with the use of AAC, aids in overcoming communication challenges.

Hearing Impairment

Hearing impairment, a condition in which there is partial or total hearing loss, can lead to speech and language delays and difficulty in producing speech. Early identification and auditory-verbal therapy play a crucial role in fostering better language skills in children fitted with hearing aids or Cochlear Implants.

Fluency Disorders

Stuttering and cluttering can disrupt the fluency of speech. Stuttering/ Stammering is a developmental disorder characterized by frequent repetitions, sound prolongations, and silent blocks that interfere with the efficient production of speech. Stuttering usually starts between two and six years of age. The frequency and severity of stuttering may differ from person to person. Cluttering is characterized by the rapid rate of speech, which affects speech clarity and/or fluency. Our therapists employ targeted strategies and fluency-shaping techniques to overcome these challenges, ensuring smooth and confident communication.

Speech Sound Disorders

Articulation and phonological disorders, stemming from various causes like brain injury, hearing loss, cleft lip or palate, or developmental delays, which can affect speech clarity. Our dedicated speech therapists work on correcting pronunciation errors and improving overall speech clarity.

Cleft Lip and Palate

Cleft lip and palate, a birth defect, may result in feeding and speaking difficulties. Surgery addresses physical aspects and restores the normal function of the articulators. Speech therapy aids in language development and in overcoming feeding problems, nasality, or articulation problems.

Voice Disorders

Recognizable changes in a child’s voice like hoarse, harsh, or breathy voice, low-pitched or high-pitched voice, and nasality can arise from various causes. Vocal abuse and/or misuse is one of the common causes of voice problems in children. Our therapists address these changes, ensuring a clear and healthy vocal expression.

Feeding and Swallowing Difficulties

Structural or functional abnormalities of the chewing and swallowing mechanism or sensory processing issues can lead to feeding and swallowing challenges. Our multidisciplinary approach, including Oral Placement Therapy, tackles these issues effectively.

Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)

SLD can impact a student’s ability to listen, think, speak, write, spell, or do mathematical calculations. They have difficulty in communicating effectively. Our speech therapists provide essential assistance to improve speech and language skills as well as addressing associated conditions like misarticulations and stuttering.