The outpatient Speech-Language Pathologists work with children for a variety of communication difficulties.
These include evaluations and treatment for:
- Articulation disorder: Speech sound disorders that affect the child's ability to be understood by others.
- Expressive and receptive language: Vocabulary, sentence structure, grammar, following directions, understanding family and peers.
- Social skills needed for effective communication: Difficulties often seen with children who have autism or autistic tendencies, or syndromes that might affect socialization skills.
- Stuttering/Fluency: Struggle in the production of a sound in a word, usually consisting of sound/syllable repetitions, sound prolongations and silent blocks.
- Voice disorders: Often seen with children who have poor vocal behaviors (yelling, grunting, screaming).
- Apraxia: Sound sequence difficulties, often hard to understand.