Speech Language Therapy
Communication is a primary part of life. For many, it occurs effortlessly. For others who experience speech or language delays, fluency disorders, hearing problems, or other impairments, communication skills must be developed through speech therapy. Speech therapy uses a child’s work or “play” to obtain desired communication. Our speech-language pathologists utilize creative treatment strategies that facilitate a child’s progress. In addition to communication, feeding and oral motor needs are addressed by our speech-language pathologists.
Coastal Pediatric Therapies’ Feeding Program
The goal of feeding therapy is to help an infant/child develop normal, effective feeding patterns and behaviors. During feeding therapy sessions, therapists work with the child to enhance skills needed to make mealtime more enjoyable and utritious.
The skills targeted are determined based on the child’s individual needs and caregivers’ input. The most common areas addressed include oral skills, acceptance of new foods, and improving positive eating experiences.
The therapist may ask you to bring preferred and/or nonpreferred foods to a therapy session along with utensils/cups/etc. that are used in the natural environment.
THEY THINK IT’S PLAY…
WE KNOW IT’S WORK