Difficulty swallowing or dysphagia can have adverse effects on a patient’s quality of life. Dysphagia diagnosis and treatment by the speech-language pathologist can provide essential patient-centered care for the management of swallowing disorders.
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE
Late Talkers • Articulation • Phonological Disorders • Childhood Apraxia of Speech Stuttering • Expressive & Receptive Language Delays
At Dysphagia & Voice Therapeutics PLLC, we believe in taking a child-centered and evidence-based approach to therapy. Our SLP’s and SLP-Assistants design sessions to keep children engaged in the learning process. Games, books, puzzles, imaginary play, and crafts are just a few of the ways our therapists target speech and language goals in a way that is meaningful to your child.
Our SLP’s work directly with the family of our pediatric patients to determine a plan of care including how often the child is served and when the child is seen. Therapy is offered in-home, in our clinic, and online via teletherapy.
At DVT we invite our families into our sessions, so parents and caregivers can learn how to continue practicing skills at home.
DVT specializes in working with children to address communication and social challenges in the following areas:
- Early intervention for late talkers
- Difficulty saying certain sounds
- A limited repertoire of sounds
- Fluency/stuttering (repeating sounds, words, or interjections)
- Limited words or vocabulary
- Speaking in single words or short phrases
- Difficulty following directions
- Trouble understanding and/or answering questions
- Difficulty retelling a story
- Using vague, non-descriptive language
- Limited to no eye contact