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Speech and Language Therapy

Speech therapy is the treatment for speech and/or language  disorders. A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds. A language disorder refers to a difficulty in  understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas. Speech disorders include articulation, fluency and voice disorders. Language  disorders can be either receptive, expressive or pragmatic/social. Here at The Speech Tree speech-language services are provided in a variety of approaches, reflecting the individual needs of the child as well as  groups focused on social skills. Speech-language skills are not just delivered in a sitting format but are also incorporated into fun functional tasks that are motivating for the children.

We specialize in the treatment of:

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  • Auditory Processing Disorders

  • Articulation and Phonological Disorders

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Pragmatic Language Disorders

  • Speech and Language delays

  • Apraxia of Speech

  • Oral Motor Deficits

  • Early Intervention

  • Voice disorders

  • Stuttering/Cluttering

  • Cognitive-Communication Disorders

  • Cochlear Implants and Hearing Impairments

  • Congenital Disorders

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication

  • Selective Mutism

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Speech and Language Milestones

We highly suggest speaking with a professional if you are concerned with your child's speech or language. The earlier services are provided, the quicker we can help your child reach their goals!

6-12 months

  • Stops when name is called

  • Waves “bye”

  • Vocalizes a 2-syllable combination (“mama”)

  • Tries to repeat your sounds

12-18 months

  • Points to body parts

  • Follows simple, one-step directions

  • Says or imitates 8-15 words

  • Talks rather than using gestures

18-24 months

Says about 50 words

Follows a 2-step related command

Starts to use 2-word phrases

Uses new words rapidly (language explosion)

*By 18 months, a child’s speech is normally 25% intelligible

2+ years

  • Follows 2-3 step requests

  • Uses 2-3 word sentences

  • By 24-30 months, uses 200 intelligible words

  • Vocabulary of 500 words by 3 years old

  • *By 24 months, a child’s speech is normally 50-75% intelligible

3-4 years

  • Follows multi-step directions

  • Talks in complete sentences (3-5 words)

  • Asks who, what, where, and why questions

  • Talks about activities at school and with friends

  • *By 3 years, a child’s speech is normally 75-100% intelligible

4-5 years

  • Speaks in fairly complex sentences (The baby ate the cookie before I could put it on the table)

  • Asks many questions

  • Speech is usually intelligible to strangers even if articulation errors persist

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pediatric speech therapy for language delays
therapy for children with autism
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