Does My Child Need Speech Therapy?
The Speech Language Therapist or Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) helps children to increase their communication skills.
Your SLP assists families with children who show significant language delay, hearing loss, need help with receptive language, or who are having difficulty producing speech sounds.
A speech therapist may also work with children who have oral-motor or feeding issues. They can help with the coordination of breathing, chewing, and swallowing. Speech therapists can also assist in the transition from tube-feedings to oral feedings.
Please don’t hesitate to contact TEIS for more information about Speech Therapy.
Speech Therapy for Children from 0-3 Years Old
At TEIS, our focus is on early intervention for children from 0-3 years old. Speech therapy is about more than words, involving the mechanical components of respiration, articulation, resonance, and voice.
Your Speech Language Therapist is familiar with the relationship between play and language development, as well as techniques to stimulate language development.
Your SLP is there to support you as a parent too, so that you can better help your child participate in all the activities and routines of daily life.
How to get Early Intervention Services
To learn how to get early intervention services for your child, including Speech Therapy, please visit our Get Help page, and the section on How Do I Get Early Intervention Help for My Child?
TEIS service areas include Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Beaver County (evaluations only), and Westmoreland County.
Early Intervention Therapies
In addition to Speech Therapy, TEIS also provides Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nutrition Therapy, Early Childhood Development Therapy, Vision Services, and Social Work.
If you have questions about how TEIS can be of help, please don't hesitate to contact us today.