Physical Therapy — Speech Therapy — Occupational Therapy — Feeding Therapy For Infants & Children

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy helps children who are having difficulty using words to communicate (expressive language), understanding written or spoken language (receptive language), or pronouncing words (speech/articulation).  It is not uncommon for a child who cannot understand spoken language and/or express his wants and needs to become frustrated and start demonstrating inappropriate behaviors, such as hitting, biting, crying, throwing objects, having temper tantrums.  If your child is school aged, he or she may be having difficulty learning to read, following directions in the classroom, or interacting appropriately with peers.  Your Speech-Language Pathologist will assess your child’s communication skills and work with you to develop a plan of care that maximizes his or her strengths in order to improve weaknesses to make your child a competent communicator.  Hands on therapeutic techniques, such as PROMPT may be used, along with parent training, and/or environmental adaptations to help facilitate successful communicative interactions. 

At Abilities in Action, our highly trained speech pathologists evaluate and treat children from birth to 12 years of age with a variety of diagnoses that may include: 

Benefits

Children may benefit from speech therapy for:

  • Using words to communicate (expressive language)
  • Understanding written or spoken language (receptive language)
  • Pronouncing words (speech/articulation)
  • Expressing their wants/needs/ideas
  • Understanding others and following directions
  • Speaking intelligibly
  • Participating in conversations
  • Socializing with peers
  • Speaking fluently
  • Using augmentative/alternative communication
  • Developmental activities
  • Advancing their diets and food preferences
     

Techniques & Modalities

Some of the techniques and modalities offered through speech therapy services at Abilities in Action include:

  • Individualized treatment programs 
  • Hands on therapeutic techniques
  • Play-based intervention
  • Sensory-based intervention
  • PROMPT 
  • Integrated Listening Systems (iLs)
  • Environmental adaptations
  • Multidisciplinary team approach 
  • SOS, AEIOU and SOFFI for feeding difficulties

Abilities in Action is a Provider of Pediatric Physical Therapy, Pediatric Occupational Therapy and Pediatric Speech Therapy to Infants and Children in Monmouth County, NJ and surrounding towns 

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