Bethlehem Pediatrics
Bethlehem Pediatrics
Bethlehem Pediatric Therapy Services

Pediatric Speech Language Therapy

Pediatric Speech Language Therapy

Pediatric Speech Language Pathologists evaluate and treat delays in communication skills. Areas can include articulation, language, social-pragmatic skills, and fluency. Speech therapists work on functional communication skills as well as skills used within the academic setting. Communication may be oral, it may be with assistive communication devices (AAC), and can also include gestures and the use of language in social situations. Speech and Language Pathologists also evaluate oral motor structures including tongue, lip and jaw movement which can affect articulation, feeding and swallowing.

 

Our therapists have the following advanced training:

  • PROMPT

  • Floortime (introductory course)

  • Early Start Denver Model (ESDM)

  • Sensory Processing

 

Speech and Language therapists work with children with the following diagnoses

and concerns:

  • Apraxia

  • Autism

  • Expressive and Receptive Language Delays

  • Stuttering

  • Pragmatic Language Issues/Social Skills

  • Auditory Processing Delays

  • Executive Functioning Delays

  • Articulation Delays

 

Therapists use a combination of therapy techniques depending on the presenting issues. Parents are invited to attend sessions, and parent training is a vital part of the therapeutic process. Therapists may make home, community or school visits when beneficial to treatment, and can attend school meetings to help teams address issues occurring in the educational environment.

 

Therapists develop home program suggestions, train parents in therapeutic techniques, make recommendations for specialized equipment for the child or for the home, and monitor progress and address any current or changing concerns of the parents and child.

 

701 West Union Ave, Unit 10,

Bethlehem PA 18018

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