What is a language disorder?
When a child has trouble understanding others (receptive language), or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings completely (expressive language), then he or she may have a language disorder. Many children have problems with both understanding and talking.
What is a speech disorder?
A speech disorder is an impairment of the articulation of speech sounds, fluency and/or voice. Most children make some mistakes as they learn to say new words. A speech sound disorder occurs when mistakes continue past a certain age or when mistakes are not developmentally expected. Every sound has a different range of ages when the child should make the sound correctly. Speech sound disorders include problems with articulation (making sounds) and phonology (sound patterns), and apraxia (motor speech disorder caused by difficulty with the idea, planning and execution of the muscle movements needed for speech), dysarthria (motor speech disorder caused by weakness in any of the muscles required for speech/respiration).
what is occupational therapy?
Pediatric occupational therapy helps children gain independence and promotes development of fine motor skills, sensory motor skills, and visual motor skills that children need to complete their everyday activities and socialize in their home, school, play, and community environments.
what is A tongue thrust?
Tongue thrusting is the habit of placing the tongue in the wrong position during swallowing, speaking and at rest, either too far forward or to the sides.
What IF I tHINK MY child is delayed?
After a consultation with your child's pediatrician you may decide to seek an evaluation by a licensed speech and language pathologist or a licensed occupational therapist.
do you accept insurance?
Yes. We are in-network with most major medical insurance plans. We will help you determine if your insurance will cover the recommended speech and/or occupational therapy.
do you work with the san diego regional center?
We are a vendor for the San Diego Regional Center. We provide speech therapy and occupational therapy for children who are eligible for California Early Start Services. We also provide the Hanen, It Takes Two To Talk, parent training course for families referred through the regional center.