Speech Therapy

Many speech and language disorders can be treated with speech therapy to improve communication. When you first notice your child having difficulties understanding language or communicating, a complete evaluation is the first step to identify the issue.

  • Trouble articulating and making sounds
  • Struggles to distinguish between the differences in sounds 
  • Issues with voice quality, volume, and pitch 
  • Difficulty understanding language
  • Inability to partially or fully speak
  • A weakness in speech muscles
  • Rearranges sounds within words
  • Stammers, stutters, or rapid and slurred speech

Occupational Therapy

Accepting new patients

Occupational therapy is the bridge between speech/language therapy and physical therapy.  Occupational therapists use a holistic approach to address areas a child may have challenges.  Our goal is for your child to be happy, healthy, and to successfully participate in all activities of daily life. 

  • Problems processing sensory information (either seek or avoid things in their environment)
  • Difficulty operating or affectively playing with toys
  • Struggle with self-care skills (toileting, dressing, sleeping, self feeding, etc)
  • Difficulty with attention/concentration
  • Challenges with pencil paper activities (writing, drawing, coloring)
  • Trouble with fine motor skills (cutting, holding a pencil, clothing, fasteners, etc)
  • Difficulty with coordinating body on playground equipment
  • Issues with initiation/termination of tasks, planning, organization, and following multi-step directions
  • Difficulty with social/play skills
  • Difficulty with emotional and/or self-regulation (impulsivity, anxiety, tantrums, etc)

Physical Therapy – Coming Soon

Accepting new patients

Feeding Therapy

Is your child having trouble eating, limiting what or how much they eat, or refusing to eat? Eating challenges can lead to weight loss, nutritional deficiency, or restriction of daily activities. Feeding therapy can help your child overcome these roadblocks while creating an environment to thrive.

  • Refuses to eat & limits food 
  • Trouble swallowing 
  • It takes longer than normal to eat or drink
  • Vomiting, choking, or gagging 
  • Infants unable to finish a bottle or fall asleep while eating
  • Infants who are loud feeders
  • Infants who leak milk around the lips

Orofacial Myology

What is Orofacial Myology?

According to Sandra Holtzman, Speech Language Pathologist with Neo-Health Services, Inc., Orofacial Myology is “The study and treatment of oral and facial muscles as they relate to speech, dentition, chewing/bolus collection, swallowing, and overall mental and physical health.”

Orofacial Myology is a speciality field that requires specialist continuing education limited to speech language pathologists and dental professionals. Not all Speech Therapy private practices offer this service.

A child or adult can benefit from this program to address:

  • To stop pacifier, thumb sucking and nail biting habits (oral habits)
  • Increase articulation and speech intelligibility
  • Reduce a tongue thrust
  • Nasal breathing with mouth closed
  • Swallowing ability

A treatment plan is a way to decide when to time therapy, how therapy will be individualized for the client’s goals and needs and whether treatment will involve other professional referrals as part of interdisciplinary care.

We often work in conjunction with and my refer to other professionals such as dentists, chiropractors, bodyworkers, sleep doctors, ENT as part of the treatment plan, to get to the core of the presenting issues and to maximize the client’s treatment outcomes.

Food Aversion Therapy

Do you have a picky eater on your hands? Food aversion is when your child will refuse certain foods given to them despite being physically able to eat. Certain food textures, smells, or colors can cause your child to take a pass on what you serve. Get an evaluation early to help diagnose any underlying issues that could create further difficulties for your child.

  • Gets distracted when eating
  • Drinks more than eating
  • Eats only certain foods
  • Excludes certain food groups
  • It takes more than 30 minutes to eat
  • Eats food hidden in other foods
  • Skips meals

Discover How We Can Help in 3 Easy Steps

1. Contact us.

Complete the online form or call us at (980) 317-0985.

2. Make an Appointment.

We’ll get back to you within 24 hours to schedule your appointment.

3. Work With Us.

Work with an experienced therapist to evaluate your child and create a treatment plan to fit your needs if your child qualifies for services.