Published on October 24, 2018

Help for kids with speech and language problems

Children thrive when they can communicate with confidence.

Speech therapyAnd that’s why the Center for Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Balance at Nazareth Hospital now offers pediatric speech therapy.

The nationally certified speech therapists at the Center are all master’s-trained. Each one has experience helping children overcome:

  • Delays in speech and language
  • Difficulty pronouncing certain sounds and syllables
  • Difficulty saying or understanding full sentences or using new vocabulary words
  • Problems with fluent speech, such as stuttering
  • Struggles with social communication, such as trouble making eye contact or taking turns

Personalized plans

The team is ready to help children 3 years and older and those even younger on a case-by-case basis. With a doctor’s referral, the team will evaluate your child’s needs and develop a customized treatment plan.

What’s more, appointments are available right away. “Many similar programs have year-plus waiting lists,” says Allison Temple, MA, CCC-SLP, Lead Speech Therapist at the Center. “But we’re able to see your child quickly.”

A child-friendly approach to therapy

“Our therapists use fun activities—like games and play—to build on children’s strengths and strengthen their weaknesses,” Allison says.

They also coach parents on how best to help their child progress. And if a child could benefit from physical and occupational therapy, those services are also available at the Center.

To learn more about the pediatric speech therapy program, you can call the speech therapy team at 215.335.6095. To make an appointment, call 215.335.3954.