Speech Therapy: Who’s it for?
Bloom Pediatric Therapy helps children work through a number of speech and language challenges, including:
- Breast and Bottle Feeding Difficulty
- Articulation Disorder: Sound Production Errors
- Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Childhood Apraxia, Down Syndrome
- Hearing Loss
- Developmental Delays, Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders
- Feeding/Swallowing Disorders
Speech Therapy: What’s it like?
Each treatment plan is built on a thorough evaluation of speech, language, or feeding skills measured by clinical observation and/or standardized testing. Goals are established based on these results as well as objectives set by the caregivers in consultation with the therapist. This evaluation and the objectives set help to determine the length and frequency of the treatment.
Each session will feature a selection of proven, activities which are often play-based and designed to help your child achieve his or her communication goals. The exercises are fun and engaging so that your child will stay interested and have fun at the same time.
The learning will continue outside of the clinic with a home program. The goal is to let your child experience success in their everyday environment. Don’t worry, we will help you each step of the way and give you the tools you need for your home program.
Speech Therapy: How does it work?
Speech therapy begins with a family interview to establish specific goals and discuss concerns. There is often a play-based assessment, as well as standardized tests. If you come to us because of feeding issues, we will discuss the problems you have identified and observe your child eating, if possible. Our goal is to build a clear picture of your child’s skills. We will share what we discover with you, and offer our recommendations. Sometimes these recommendations will need to be shared with others such as physicians or therapists.
Sessions usually happen once a week, and typically involve a brief consultation with the parents or caregiver at the session. This allows us to share the tools and techniques you will be using for your home sessions.