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.

How we work

If your child is challenged by a speech or language disorder, our SLPs will provide therapy based on individualized goals for treating impaired speech, language, social communication, or cognitive communication skills. Our treatment approach is child-centered, naturalistic, and play-based. Each session is tailored to the needs of your child and your family.

Our program

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:

Language disorder

  • 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
  • autism
  • 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:

Next steps

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.

Designed for your child

Our collaboration with you begins with conversation and assessment.

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Closing the gap

The sooner you seek help, the better the long-term outcomes are likely to be.

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Help with paperwork

We help expedite the insurance process to get your child started as soon as possible.

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