Services for Children

 

 

 

As a community-based agency, we strive to serve as many people as

possible. Given the broad scope of practice, our patients span all ages, ability levels and medical diagnoses. Children (infant to 18 years) are seen at our offices, in homes, schools, day care programs, and Head Start programs. 

Starting with infants and toddlers, we work to develop speech-language skills that will serve as the child's foundation for all future learning. We assist parents by teaching strategies used to help children build strong listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as they grow.

We offer evaluations and treatment of common pediatric communication disorders including, but not limited to: 

  • Apraxia of speech

  • Articulation or phonological disorder

  • Auditory-oral (re)habilitation (for children and adults who are deaf or use cochlear implants, hearing aids, or bone-anchored hearing devices to maximize their hearing)

  • Auditory processing disorders

  • Autistic disorder

  • Dysarthria (slurred speech)

  • Feeding and swallowing problems

  • Fluency disorder (stuttering)

  • Language delay or disorder

  • Nonverbal communication needs (augmentative/alternative devices)

  • Reading and writing disorders and literacy development

  • Social skills impairments

  • Voice or resonance disorders (including those common with cleft palate)

 

Following the evaluation, if therapy is needed, the clinician will develop a treatment plan that is based on your child's individual goals. You will be an active participant in the treatment process as you work to help your child develop effective communication skills.

Treatment sessions are generally 30 minutes and may occur one to two times weekly depending on the treatment program. The overall duration of treatment is estimated after the initial assessment and adjusted as your child progresses through the program.

Bristol Clinic

111 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 100

Bristol, Virginia 24201

T: 276.669.6331

F: 276.669.2950

Lebanon Clinic

68 Pioneer Drive

Lebanon, Virginia 24266

T: 276.889.1389

F: 276.889.5847