My child receives school-based speech services. Can additional services help?
Children have access to speech-language services through the school system as well as through the medical system. School systems provide speech services only to children who qualify under a very rigid set of federal regulations and state education laws. Furthermore, speech-language pathologists, who provide speech services in the schools, typically have more children on their caseload than recommended. Supplemental therapy, from a provider outside of the school system, can reduce the time children spend in treatment. Therefore, children are best served when speech-language pathologists from both the school and medical systems work collaboratively. Many times, children attain their best potential by being served in both settings simultaneously. -American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
How do I know my child may need speech-language therapy?
Children with speech and/or language deficits may have difficulty producing sounds, being understood, following directions, understanding concepts, relating to their peers, and succeeding in school. Please visit the links below for more information regarding speech and language developmental milestones.
How do I know my child may need feeding therapy?
Children with sensory-based and/or motor-based feeding difficulties may have challenges tolerating and/or managing different food textures and/or flavors. As a result, these children can present as "picky" eaters who have restricted diets, growth issues, and/or behavioral issues surrounding mealtimes. Other characteristics include frequent gagging, coughing, pocketing of foods, and vomiting during feeding. Please visit this link for more information regarding pediatric feeding disorders.
How do I get started?
Call Hingham Speech & Language Therapy for a free phone consultation. We will take the time to discuss your concerns and determine if Hingham Speech & Language therapy can help.
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