Speech & Language Services
Helping children find their voices
Speech and language skills are essential to your child’s development. That’s why our MeBe team includes licensed and certified speech and language pathologists (SLPs) whose mission is to help children find their voices in a natural, playful, and highly motivating environment.
The program may include teaching your child or increasing your child’s ability to:
- follow multistep directions (e.g., go get your cup and shoes, then put them by the door)
- communicate wants and needs within a variety of environments
- be understood by others
- connect socially and understand the world around us
- engage in conversation with others
We also teach your family how to work with the speech and language therapy tools best suited to your child’s needs.
What speech and language disorders look like
Here are some important questions to ask yourself about your child’s speech and language development:
- Does my child understand what I say to her or him?
- Can my child answer questions about her or his day?
- Can my child follow multiple directions during daily routines or in school?
- Or does she or he still not seem to understand when I repeat directions over and over?
- Can my child ask for what she or he wants?
Speech sound disorder
- Do people understand my child?
- Do I find myself having to interpret what my child says?
- Does my child sound like her or his peers?
- Does my child have difficulty saying sounds, get stuck while talking, or repeat sounds while trying to say a particular word?
Pragmatic language (social skills)
- Does my child smile and laugh during interactions?
- Does my child look at me when we are speaking?
- Is my child able to understand when someone else is happy, sad, or mad?
- Can my child have a conversation with her or his friends?
At MeBe, no concern is too small. Please contact us if you have questions about your child’s speech and language development.
Conditions and training techniques
Our SLPs have helped children with these and other diagnoses:
- Down syndrome
- cerebral palsy
- DDX3X syndrome
- cleft palate
- Pierre Robin syndrome
- Sotos syndrome
- traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
- delayed language
- articulation disorders
- phonological disorders
- childhood apraxia of speech (CAS)
- reading impairments
- pragmatic disorders
To best meet your child’s individual needs, our SLPs draw on a variety of training approaches, such as:
- Hanen More Than Words
- Hanen Talkability
- PROMPT (Bridging)
- Michelle Garcia Winner Social Thinking Concepts
No child is too young to be evaluated for age-appropriate speech and language development. If you have any concerns about your child’s speech and language, let’s talk. We’ll help you find the appropriate screening services to get your child evaluated as soon as possible.