Speech-language pathology is the identification, evaluation and rehabilitation of
communication disorders.
Communication is made up of:
Comprehension– how we understand language spoken to us
Expression– how we produce language to speak to others
Articulation–how we form the words
Oral-motor skills –coordination, strength, movement and placement of lips, tongue, jaw ,& cheeks.
Social/play skills—overall developmental skills that lead to age appropriate communication skills

Speech-language therapy focuses on teaching the child any or all of these pieces.

who needs speech-language therapy?

Children whose speech is hard to understand (a 4 year old says tar, tootie, and tow instead of car, cookie, and cow)
Children who are obviously frustrated with communication
Children whose language seems immature for his/her age (3 year old says “me do it”, 4 year old confuses “he, she, his, hers”)

Trust your parental instincts.
If you think something may be different about your child,
please call. We offer phone consultations at no charge.

If you are interested in learning more, or scheduling an appointment, please call 440-498-1100 or send an email to grow@center4lifeskills.com

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