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Speech & Language Therapy
Wings Speech and Language Center offers an array of services to help individuals struggling with speech and language for a variety of reasons— contributing to our reputation as one of the top Speech Therapy Clinics in the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. Our expert Speech and Language Pathologists (SLP's) work in tandem with our skilled Speech and Language Pathologist Assistants (SLPA's) to provide individualized treatment plans ensuring each client receives the appropriate and effective speech and language therapy. We look forward to serving all of your child's speech needs. Stop by our clinic or book an evaluation by calling our office!
What is Speech Therapy?
Speech therapy is the assessment and treatment of communication problems and speech disorders. It is performed by speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and speech-language pathologist assistants (SLPA's), which are often referred to as speech therapists.
Speech therapy techniques are used to improve communication. These include articulation therapy, language intervention activities, and others depending on the type of speech or language disorder.
For your child, speech therapy will take place in a classroom with your child and their speech therapist. Speech therapy exercises and activities vary depending on your child’s disorder, age, and needs. During speech therapy for children, the SLP/SLPA will:
Interact through talking and playing, and using books, pictures other objects as part of language intervention to help stimulate language development.
Model correct sounds and syllables for a child during age-appropriate play to teach the child how to make certain sounds.
Provide strategies and homework for the child and parent or caregiver on how to do speech therapy at home.
Is Speech Therapy Effective?
The effectiveness of speech therapy varies between the disorder being treated and age groups. How quickly your child starts speech therapy, how often they attend therapy and parent involvement can also have an impact on the outcome.
Speech therapy for young children has been shown to be most successful when started early and practiced at home with the involvement of a parent or caregiver. It is important for families to understand the importance of parent involvement in home practice. Your child's speech-language pathologist (SLP) will provide specific targets for practice with therapy goals. SLPAs will also provide training for families in facilitating generalization of new language skills during consult at the end of each session. Research demonstrates that children make faster progress when parents also utilize strategies to target growth in language skills and keep their regularly scheduled speech appointments.
Wondering if your child is reaching their speech & language milestones can be nerve racking. Knowing what is considered typical for speech development can help start a conversation with your child's doctor.
Speech & Language Delay?
Every child is different and develops on their own timeline. But how do you know if your child is just a little late to talk verses having a speech and language disorder?