Some children have trouble saying certain sounds, others have trouble understanding words, and others are not verbal yet. ITS Speech therapists are licensed speech and language pathologists who will bridge the gap between what your child comprehends and how to help them better communicate. Through simple effective activities and treatments, your child will have fun while improving their speech.
ITS speech therapists work with children with speech and language disorders that include:
- articulation disorders- difficulty producing sounds or saying words incorrectly to the point where others cannot understand
- fluency disorders - problems with the flow of speech such as stuttering
- resonance or voice disorders- problems with pitch, volume, or quality of voice
- receptive disorders- difficulty processing language
- expressive language- difficulty putting words together
- cognitive communication disorders- difficulty with communication due to memory, attention, organization, and problem solving
- augmentative/ alternative communication
- feeding issues- refusing foods, difficulty swallowing, and chewing
- executive function skills
Mealtimes are a great time for family bonding and enjoyable experiences. Unfortunately, for some children, it is the most stressful and challenging time of the day. Mealtime can be arduous, hours-long and frustrating for both you and your child. ITS Speech therapists can help with this process. Our speech therapists will evaluate your child's oral-motor control and work with you to understand the reasons for your child being a "picky eater" or refusing certain textures of foods.
We offer a play based feeding model, to address concerns about your child's particular feeding behavior while also targeting sensory concerns. Play therapy is combined with exposure of different textures and the use of all sensory modalities including sight, smell, touch, and taste to target a child's food defensiveness and help increase the tolerance and enjoyment of food.