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Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy

Are you concerned that your child isn’t using enough words?

Most children learn their first word around their first birthday and begin using two words together (such as “more milk”) around 18 months. By 3 years old, most children are speaking in 2-4 words sentences.

Do you have trouble understanding your child’s speech?

If you have concerns that other people do not understand your child’s speech and same-age peers, trust your intuition and consult an SLP! SLPs are highly-trained in identifying which sound errors are expected in typical development and which errors necessitate speech therapy.

Does your child have a unique diagnosis such as autism or childhood apraxia of speech (CAS)?

Our SLP Emily is recognized by Apraxia Kids as having pursued additional training to best treat kids with CAS. Having completed the MeaningfulSpeech course about gestalt language processors, our SLPs are also passionate about the natural language acquisition model for autistic kids who are gestalt language processors.

Client Testimonials

"Emily has been amazing! Tommy began working with Emily during the pandemic which required virtual speech therapy only.  She came to our home and met with him in person only one time before meeting with him weekly through a computer screen.  I was skeptical that a 2 year old would be able to stay engaged and participate but Emily proved to have the rare ability to keep Tommy engaged and on task for nearly an hour each and every session!"

"We could not be more pleased with the care we have received at Prickly Pear Pediatric Therapy and recommend it highly to all our friends. Emily’s expertise, quality of care and remarkable support has made a huge difference in our child's life and for that we will forever be grateful."

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