Speech Therapy

Gina Rowland

Physical Therapy etc. offers a range of services from consultation to comprehensive diagnostic and therapy services for children, teens and adults with speech, language, and swallowing problems. Individual or group therapy is available. All services, related to speech and language, are provided by a PA licensed and ASHA certified speech-language pathologist.ASHA.org


 

Children

Our practice provides both individual and group therapy sessions for speech, language and dysphagia disorders. Other services include a child articulation group and language play group.

Could My Child Benefit from Speech Therapy?

By 6 months to 1 year:

  • Babbles by repeating the same sound (baby says, “ba ba ba”)
  • Later mixes different sounds (baby says, “ba ma ut”)
  • Turns and looks at a speaker when name is called

By 1 year to 2 years:

  • Develops growing vocabulary of single words (child says, “mama”, “puppy”, “ball”, “juice”)
  • Vocabulary grows consistently every month
  • Starts combining 2 words around 2 years (child says, “bye mama”, “juice please”, “no touch”)

By 2 years to 3 years:

  • Follows two step commands
  • Able to sit for short periods to listen to a book/story/tv show
  • Uses words for almost everything (“Eat candy now”, “Play doggie please”)
  • Has a variety of consonant sounds (m,n,p,b,w,h,t,d)
  • Speech is generally understood by familiar listeners most of the time
  • Emerging use of pronouns, plurals, and verb endings

By 3 years to 4 years:

  • Answers “wh” questions
  • Sentences have 3 to 4 words (“Me jump high”, “Daddy go bye bye now”, “I want more juice”)
  • Understood by all listeners most of the time
  • Recognizes written name, letters, numbers

By 4 to 5 years:

  • Able to attend to activities for longer periods of time
  • Asks questions about details of stories and events
  • Tells stories about daily events
  • Communicates easily with others
  • Uses pronouns, plurals, verbs endings accurately

6 years to 7 years:

  • Uses almost all sounds correctly
  • Grammar is like that of the rest of the family

Click on each of the links below for more information:

Language Disorders
Speech Disorders
Swallowing (Dysphagia) Disorders
Disfluency Disorders

Adults

Our practice provides individual sessions for speech, language and dysphagia disorders. Other services include an adult aphasia group. All services are provided by a PA licensed and ASHA certified speech-language pathologist who specializes in the treatment of:

Click on a title for more information:

Language Impairment/Aphasia
Dysarthria
Swallowing (Dysphagia) Disorders
Voice Impairments
Cognitive Impairments
Disfluency