Speech Therapy

Speech therapy is commonly perceived as a treatment to primarily help those who cannot make certain sounds properly or who have stutters or lisps.However, speech therapy has also proven effective in assisting individuals with other types of difficulties with spoken and written language, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and auditory processing disorder.For this reason, speech therapists are now more accurately referred to as speech-language pathologist (SLP).

How Speech Therapy Works

At the Children’s Center, our speech-language pathologists figure out what kind of language problem a student has.They then ascertain what’s causing it and decide on the most suitable and effective treatment. The speech-language pathologists at the Children’s Center help to build the necessary skills by working with the child in a private setting so they will be as comfortable as possible and be more receptive to the techniques of the speech language pathologist.

The Speech Language Pathologists of the Children’s Specialize in:

  • Speech flow issues such as stuttering.
  • Resonance or voice problems concerning voice pitch, volume and quality.
  • Oral feeding problems resulting in difficulty with eating, swallowing and drooling.
  • Trouble understanding and expressing language as well as using language in socially appropriate ways.

Speech Language Pathologists use a wide range of strategies tailored for each child’s particular challenge. We realize that every child is different therefore no program is ever executed in the same way. Furthermore, all of our speech language pathologists hold a master’s degree in the field of speech-language pathology and are nationally certified members of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

Speech therapy can help children learn to speak more clearly which can result in social, emotional and academic benefits. This helps to increase confidence and reduce frustration. For those with reading issues such as dyslexia, speech therapy can help them hear and distinguish specific sounds in words which leads to improved reading comprehension skills while simultaneously leading to an increased enjoyment of reading.

Parents should know that speech therapy is especially beneficial when started early in life. It’s also important to establish a trusting relationship between your child and the speech language therapist. This is why so many parents choose the Children’s Center. Our speech therapists have years of cumulative experience helping kids deal with a wide variety of speech issues. For more information on how we can help your child please contact us.<.p>


Client Testimonies

January 05, 2011

Posted by Sabrina

My two year old son went to the Children’s Center after spending a year at another therepy center. The first couple of weeks I saw a difference in my son. Dana, the Director, is amazing. She is not only a great speech pathologist but she also knows about other therapies. After a couple of visits she told me that my son was exhibiting immature hand posture and low muscle tone. She urged me to get an OT and PT evaluation. We found that my son was also significantly delayed in these areas as well. I went to see a Neorologist who within our 20 minute session diagnosed my son with Childhood Apraxia of Speech. I told Dana the diagnosis and without hesitation she STRONGLY disagreed. She then urged me to get an MRI. So I did just that and thank goodness we did. The MRI found a cyst in my son’s brain. The cyst was putting pressure on the brain stem and shifted the midline of the brain. This surgeons believe this may be the cause of my … to the Children’s Center after spending a year at another therepy center. The first couple of weeks I saw a difference in my son. Dana, the Director, is amazing. She is not only a great speech pathologist but she also knows about other therapies. After a couple of visits she told me that my son was exhibiting immature hand posture and low muscle tone. She urged me to get an OT and PT evaluation. We found that my son was also significantly delayed in these areas as well. I went to see a Neorologist who within our 20 minute session diagnosed my son with Childhood Apraxia of Speech. I told Dana the diagnosis and without hesitation she STRONGLY disagreed. She then urged me to get an MRI. So I did just that and thank goodness we did. The MRI found a cyst in my son’s brain. The cyst was putting pressure on the brain stem and shifted the midline of the brain. This surgeons believe this may be the cause of my son’s delays! It takes a lot of confidence and courage to tell someone not to go with what a neurologist says…most people would have found a new SP. Thank you Dana for advocating for my son. The world needs more professionals like you who care more about the patient and less about the financial benefit.


August 10, 2009

Posted by One Mom

“Our boys made great progress, the training you provided to us at the end as well as the feedback were really helpful. We would like to come back next year”


August 09, 2008

Posted by One Mom

“My son made great progress and is thriving in his new class. At the end of last school year it was recommended that he start this school year with a shadow, but now thankfully that is not going to be necessary. He is functioning well in a typical classroom without any additional support.”


November 19, 2008

Posted by One Mom

After originally starting my daughter with another therapy center (for her speech, or lack there of), I moved my daughter to Children’s Center for Therapy & Learning and couldn’t be happier with her progress. My daughter has been going to Children’s Center for just under a years time. The improvement we have seen is truly amazing. I have had parents at my daughters school approach me as well as her teacher to tell me how verbal she has become,how well her speech has improved etc…. The facility is always clean and inviting. The staff is professional and friendly.


August 28, 2008

Postedl by One Mom

“The changes in my child were tremendous. I received a call from my child’s school this year and I was so worried that they were going to say something bad like last year. They asked me what I did this summer and I told them about your camp, they now want to see if you can come to my son’s school to work with the other children”


February 08, 2007

Posted by One Mom

“Children’s Center For Therapy & Learning … our 2-year-old was not talking at all and we have seen great progress since starting therapy here… a nice, spacious facility… a wonderful new therapy room has a great rock climbing wall and other exciting therapy tools… a warm loving …”?


April 07, 2005

Posted by One Mom

“Professional, team-approach services for all of your needs. Speech, occupational therapy, physical therapy, tutoring, behavior intervention, psychotherapy. Warm loving environment. Knowledgeable staff. We have seen incredible results with our children’s speech.”


March 23, 2004

Posted by One Mom

Not doctor, but speech therapist. Excellent and reasonable.