Your child’s speech, language and communication skills begin developing from birth. If these skills do not develop within the period or manner expected, this could suggest the presence of a language delay or speech disorder. If this is the case, speech and language therapy may be beneficial to your child.

WHAT IS SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY?

Speech and language therapy is assesses and treats individuals who have a problem with the production of sounds, when a person has difficulties understanding or processing language or has difficulties using expressive language.

WAYS SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY BENEFIT YOUR CHILD

Understanding directions or questions
Identifying objects
Using gestures
Learning new words
Word order in a sentence

Asking questions
Naming objects
Taking turns
Having short conversational exchanged

 

DIAGNOSIS/DELAYS THAT BENEFIT FROM SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY

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Autism Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Cerebral Palsy
Cleft lip and/or palate
Childhood apraxia of speech
Cognitive communication disorders and phonological processes (attention, memory, problem solving, executive functions)
Feeding disorders
Head injury (traumatic brain injury)
Hearing loss and impairments

Language disorders
Motor speech disorders (Dysartharia)
Neurological disorders
Pragmatic/Social Language Disorder
Orofacial Myofunctional disorders
Speech sound disorders: articulation and phonological processes
Stuttering
Stroke
Swallowing disorders CDI Speech Therapy, San Fernando Valley, Woodland Hills
Voice disorders

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY AT CHILD DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

Speech therapists are professionals who specialize in the development of communication, in communication disorders, and treatment of communication disorders. CDI speech therapists identify, assess and provide treatment for individuals with speech, language, swallowing and cognitive/communication disorders. CDI’s Speech and Language Therapy Program incorporates cutting-edge treatment approaches and best-practice intervention strategies to create an individualized plan to meet your child’s and family’s specific needs. 

More Information: Child Development Institute is available to answer any of your questions about speech therapy and to listen to your concerns about your child’s development. For more information, contact CDI Director of Clinical Services at  818-888-4559 or email tgraham@cdikids.org.