Speech Therapy FAQs
Here are some questions that we are frequently asked about speech therapy services.
What is pediatric speech therapy?
Pediatric speech therapy is a type of therapy that focuses on helping children develop their speech and language skills. This may include working on articulation, fluency, voice, comprehension, and expression.
How do i know if my child needs speech therapy?
If you have concerns about your child's speech and language development, you should talk to your pediatrician or call our office to speak with a licensed speech therapist, who may refer you for a further speech-language evaluation. Some signs that your child may need speech therapy include difficulty understanding or using language, trouble with pronunciation, stuttering, or a hoarse voice.
What are the common speech and language disorders in children?
Common speech and language disorders in children include stuttering, apraxia of speech, language delays or disorders, and voice disorders.
What are the goals of pediatric speech therapy?
The goals of pediatric speech therapy may include improving a child's speech and language skills, increasing their confidence in communicating, and helping them to communicate effectively with others.
How do speech therapists assess my child's abilities?
Aloha Speech and Development Center’s speech therapists may use a variety of assessment tools to evaluate your child's speech and language abilities. This may include standardized tests, observation, and parent/caregiver input.
What should I expect during a speech therapy session at Aloha Speech & Development Center?
During a speech therapy session at Aloha, your child may work on a variety of activities designed to improve their speech and language skills. This may include games, exercises, and other activities that are fun and engaging for your child.
How long does a child need to be enrolled in speech therapy before "graduating"?
The length of time your child will need speech therapy will depend on their individual needs and progress. Some children may only need a few months of therapy, while others may require therapy for several years.
How can I help my child practice their speech and language skills at home?
Your child's speech therapist will provide you with activities and exercises that you can do with your child at home to reinforce their speech and language skills. This may include reading together, playing language-based games, and practicing specific sounds or words.
What resources are available to support my child's speech and language development?
There are many resources available to support your child's speech and language development, including books, websites, and apps. Your child's speech therapist may be able to recommend specific resources that are appropriate for your child.
What happens if my child does not show progress in speech therapy?
If your child is not showing progress in speech therapy, their speech therapist may reassess their treatment plan and make adjustments as needed. In some cases, a referral to a specialist or additional testing may be necessary.