Speech and language pathology includes the diagnosis and treatment of children with communication delay or disorder. We provide diagnosis and treatment for conditions including but not limited to the following:
- Articulation (pronunciation of speech sounds)
- Receptive language (listening and understanding)
- Expressive language (using words and sentences to express thoughts)
Listening and Spoken Language for Children With Hearing Loss
Auditory-Verbal Therapy (AVT), also known as Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) therapy, is a treatment approach for children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing who use hearing aids or cochlear implants. The goal of AVT is for the child to listen, learn and speak as well as their hearing peers. Parents and caregivers actively participate in their child’s therapy sessions and learn techniques and strategies to help them develop listening and spoken language skills outside of the therapy setting. AVT may begin as soon as the child receives hearing aids.