Pediatric Services

"What we sometimes see as a failure to behave properly is actually a failure to communicate properly."
- Amanda Morgan

Signs and Symptoms

Therapist shows flashcards to child with down syndrom
Does your child/teen have difficulty...
  • Producing sounds
  • Following directions
  • Naming items
  • Using correct pronouns
  • Using full sentences with correct word order
  • Answering questions
  • Being understood by others
  • Making and keeping friends
  • Taking turns
  • Maintaining a topic of conversation
  • Understanding sarcasm and humor
  • Reading, writing, or spelling
  • Rhyming words
  • Learning new vocabulary
Or does your child...
  • Omit sounds or syllables in words
  • Substitute one sound for other
  • Show signs of frustration or avoidance
  • Have “slushy” or unclear speech
  • Have a rough or hoarse voice
  • Use a voice that is too quiet

If you answered “yes” to one or more of the items above, your child may be showing signs of a communication disorder. Contact us now to schedule a FREE 15 minute consultation to get your questions answered and learn more about the services offered at Socially Sound Therapy Solutions.

Areas of Treatment

Speech Sound Disorders (Articulation and Phonological Impairments)

This can include being unable to produce specific sounds, having difficulty producing certain sounds correctly, omitting sounds or syllables within words, or substituting one sound for another. This often makes the child difficult to understand. Click here for more information.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication/Assistive Technology

AAC is the broad term that refers to all forms of communication other than oral speech that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas. People with severely limited speech or language or limited motoric ability use communication aids to supplement existing speech or to replace speech that is not functional. These systems can range from low-tech picture and symbol communication boards and books, simple voice output devices, up to sophisticated electronic devices and tablets. Click here for more information.

Social/Pragmatic Communication Disorders

This can be a distinct diagnosis or can often occur within the context of other conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, or traumatic brain injury. Children with these disorder may have difficulty making or keeping friends, understanding humor and sarcasm, may monopolize a conversation or interrupt, have difficulty taking turns, have difficulty reading body language or facial expressions, or may be overly literal and concrete in their thinking. Click here for more information.

Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders

Expressive language can be spoken or written and include how children put words together to form correct sentences, use of correct grammar (i.e. pronouns, verb endings, etc), and vocabulary knowledge. Receptive language has to do with how we understand and interpret language. An impairment in receptive language could include difficulty answering questions, trouble with comprehension, or difficulty following directions. A child with a language disorder might demonstrate difficulty at school with their academics. Click here for more information.

Language-Based Learning Disabilities (Reading, Spelling, and Writing)

Despite most individuals with Language-Based Learning Disabilities having average or above average intelligence, they may struggle with a wide variety of communication and academic skills such as listening, speaking, reading, writing and doing math calculations.. These difficulties are caused by brain differences often present from birth. Click here for more information.

Common Diagnoses

Children with the following diagnoses often benefit from speech-language therapy services:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Delay
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Attention Deficit (Hyperactive) Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Down syndrome
  • Dyslexia
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Genetic Disorders
Do you have concerns about your child's speech, language, or social skills?