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Is speech-language therapy right for my child? Ask yourself these questions.

Is my child bright, but…

  • Struggles to get to the point when telling a story?
  • Gets frustrated when listening to someone talking or telling a story?
  • Doesn’t talk as much as the rest of the kids on the playground?
  • Has a difficult time following directions?
  • Often uses general words like “thingy,” its, something, instead of the object’s name?
  • Mixes up the multiple languages they’re exposed to at home or has the same speech and language errors in multiple languages?

You’ve asked your child’s teachers, the pediatrician, and your friends about these issues, but everyone says your child is fine. You know something isn’t right. Speech-language therapy may be the solution.

Whether or not your child has a diagnosed communication challenge, speech-language therapy can provide effective treatment for school-age children struggling with language by:

  • Strengthening core communication skills
  • Identifying communication strengths and weaknesses
  • Helping students learn to understand and accept their learning process
  • Learn to use effective strategies that allow them to navigate school and social situations

Strong speech and language skills allow children to express their ideas clearly, understand and learn from reading or listening, and follow multi-part directions.

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Therapy services for kids

Long on Language provides school-age children with speech-language therapy that builds a strong communication foundation needed to fulfill their true potential in school, at home, and eventually in the workplace.

Some of the areas addressed by speech-language therapy include, but are not limited to:

  • Verbal expression
  • Auditory comprehension
  • Stuttering
  • Social language
  • Written expression
  • Reading comprehension
  • Articulation
  • Voice

Typical diagnoses served include but are not limited to:

  • Asperger’s syndrome/High functioning autism
  • Social pragmatic language disorder
  • Language-based learning disorders
  • Expressive and receptive language disorders
  • Dyslexia
  • ADHD
  • Speech Apraxia
  • Articulation disorders
  • Stuttering
  • Reading and reading-comprehension disorders
  • Writing disorders
  • Auditory processing disorder

Long on Language is a fee-for-service private practice and does not accept insurance directly. We are able to provide invoices that maybe submitted to some PPO insurances for possible reimbursement.