What is a speech language pathologist (Speech Therapist)?
Speech/Language Pathologist “Speech Therapist”
Licensed speech-language pathologists focus on assessing and treating the areas of oral motor, articulation, phonology, fluency, voice, feeding, receptive and expressive language, language processing, social/pragmatic language, cognitive and aural/hearing rehabilitation. Our therapists have experience with the pediatric population across all ages.
What Is an Occupational Therapist?
Licensed occupational therapists focus on helping individuals of all ages gain or regain their ability to participate in everyday situations and/or activities. Common activities include but are not limited to the fine motor, sensory integration, and balance.
What Are Some of the Warning Signs of a Speech/Language Disorder?
Does not babble or attempt to talk by one year of age
No words produced consistently by 16 months
Delayed development of vocabulary, concepts, and grammar
Does not talk or uses more gestures than words by 2 years of age
Speech and Language is different from children of the same age
Limited sound repertoire
Speech is difficult for strangers to understand
Increased frustration during communication attempts
Increased need for repetition for response to commands, questions
Decreased interest in social situations by age 24 months
Decreased eye contact
Delayed response time
Decreased need to communicate wants and needs to others
Lack of imitation skills
Difficulty with transitions
Perseverative or repetitive behaviors
Loss of skills previously mastered
What Are Some of the Warning Signs of an Occupational Delay?
Not reaching developmental milestones of sitting, crawling and walking
Not learning at an age-appropriate level
Not developing age-appropriate play and social skills
Fine Motor Delay (small movements made with fingers, toes, wrists. lips and tongue)
Manipulating toys and puzzles
Holding a pencil
poor handwriting letter/number formation
Movement, Strength, and Balance (Gross Motor Skills)
Poor ball skills
Difficulty coordinating both sides of the body
Visual Processing ( Used to make sense of what we see)
Difficulty with spacing and sizes of letter
Difficulty with recognizing letters
Difficulty with copying shapes and letters
Difficulty with copying from the board or another paper
Oral Motor/Oral Sensory (Control of muscle movements in the face and oral area)
Difficulty using a cup at an age-appropriate time
Tiredness after eating
Chews food in the front of the mouth, rather than on the molars
Sensory Processing (Making sense of information that we receive through our sense)
Overly sensitive or heightened reactivity to sound, touch or movement
Under-responsive got certain sensations (i.e, high pain tolerance)
Constantly moving, jumping, crashing, bumping
Difficulty coping with change
What Insurance Plans Do You Accept?
We accept most Medicaid Insurances and private pay. Private pay includes most major debit and credit cards.
What Areas Do You Service at This Time?
Currently, we provide services in Broward County and surrounding areas.