Tuesday, 21 of November of 2017

Pediatrics


Pediatric Voice, Pronunciation, Speech and Swallowing evaluations and treatment:

  • Is your child having difficulty pronouncing certain sounds? Are you having difficulty understanding 50% of what they are saying at age 2? Even greater difficulty at age 3?
  • Are they speaking appropriately for his age? Are they saying words by 18 months? Short phrases by age 2?  Sentences by age 3? Able to tell a story by age 4 or 5?
  • Are they having difficulty-processing language? By 18 months, are they still having difficulty following directions? Unable to understand complex sentences by age 3?
  • Does your child demonstrate difficulty interacting with others?  Do they have limited eye contact? Limited interactions or interest in playing with other children their age?
  • Is your baby having trouble eating/swallowing?
  • Is your baby having trouble transitioning from the bottle?
  • Are you concerned with his receptive or expressive language skills?

These questions and more can be answered by speaking to Speech Associates of NY. You will learn the many dimensions of speech therapy. Take a look at the video below to learn more about if your child might benefit from speech-language therapy:

Speech therapy includes but is not limited to the following situations.

Language is a form of communication that may be challenging for children diagnosed with a speech-language delay/disorder, children with ADHD and children with dyslexia. Difficulties may be observed in attention and recall of information, sequencing, proper use of tense structure, answering questions and formulating ideas.  Pragmatic difficulties such as turn-taking and eye contact may also present a challenge as well as making inferences and predictions.

Autism is a developmental disorder that affects communication in a variety of ways.  Children with autism or autistic like characteristics may present with difficulties in social language skills, expressive and receptive language and sound production. Targeting speech and language goals in a functional and consistent manner is ideal for children diagnosed on the autism spectrum.

You may just need a one-time evaluation to put your mind at ease. Each evaluation will provide you with immediate information and recommendations. We will provide the answers to your questions!

If your child should  require speech therapy, one of our skilled and talented Speech-Language Pathologists will design the speech training program best suited to your child’s needs. And, even better, we will provide speech therapy in the comfort of your home.

Are you familiar with an Auditory Processing Disorder (APD also known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder – CAPD)?  APD  is an auditory deficit that is not the result of another cognitive, language, or related neurological disorder.  Children with auditory processing difficulty typically have normal hearing and intelligence.

An Auditory Processing Disorder may present with one or more of the following characteristics:

  1. Poor listening skills
  2. Difficulty understanding speech in noisy environments
  3. Difficulty discriminating similar-sounding speech sounds.
  4. Needs frequent repetition or clarification of spoken information
  5. Needs additional time to process oral information
  6. Difficulty paying attention to and remembering information presented orally
  7. Difficulty carrying out  oral directions (especially multi-step directions)
  8. Difficulty with sequences of items or events
  9. Demonstrates difficulty comprehending oral language
  10. May demonstrate difficulty with reading comprehension, spelling, and vocabulary acquisition

Children may demonstrate greater performance on tasks that do not rely heavily on listening skills.  They may be able to perform tasks with greater independence once they understand what is expected of them.

It is important to remember that these same types of symptoms may be apparent in children who do not exhibit APD, and APD cannot be diagnosed from a symptoms checklist. No matter how many symptoms of APD a child may have, only careful and accurate diagnostics can determine the underlying cause.  A multidisciplinary team approach is critical to fully assess and understand the cluster of problems exhibited by children with APD.  Members of a diagnostic team may include a Speech-Language Pathologist and Psychologist along with other educational professionals.  However, the actual diagnosis of APD must be made by an audiologist.  Finally, treatment of APD is highly individualized. There is no one treatment approach that is appropriate for all children with APD.

For additional information please visit:
http://www.asha.org/public/hearing/disorders/understand-apd-child.htm

Call Us Today!

To learn more about our speech training please email us or call Jayne Latz directly at (917) 841-2965. We are conveniently located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and are available for home-visits in Manhattan and Long Island.