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Our Pediatric Speech Therapy Services 

Early Childhood Program:
Our early childhood program focuses on your child’s early developmental language skills (e.g., turn-taking, play skills, learning colors & shapes, counting, and letter recognition). This program builds the foundation for the cultivation of children’s literacy skills.

Play Therapy:
"Play" skills are a very important precursor to your child's speech and language development.  Children actively improve their socialization skills and learn how to engage in cooperative activities through play. Moreover, activities like using puppets or playing dress-up provide children with opportunities to work on their speaking and listening skills.  “Play” is an integral part of children’s speech and language development because it encourages language development and expands your child’s imagination. Children requiring play therapy may, or may not also have an accompanying language delay.

Social Skills Therapy:
Our Social Skills training program enables your child to use their language to better communicate their ideas, needs, and emotions in a functional and socially acceptable manner.

Articulation or Speech Therapy:
Our Articulation and Speech Therapy program strives to help your child produce and shape speech sounds accurately.  Children may substitute, omit, add, or change various speech sounds or entire speech sound patterns.  For example, your child may produce "ouse" instead of “house,” or substitute sounds that are made in the back of the mouth (e.g., “k” and “g”) with sounds that are made in the front of the mouth (e.g., “t” and “d”).  Speech therapy is also an effective way for children and parents to learn strategies to reduce and/or eliminate stuttering.

Language Therapy:
Language is composed of both expressive and receptive language.  Therapy for expressive language focuses on your child’s ability to express their thoughts and feelings through communication.  Expressive language also includes your child’s vocabulary and use of grammar.  In contrast, receptive language refers to your child’s ability to attend to, process, comprehend, retain, or integrate spoken language.  Accordingly, therapy for receptive language will focus on your child’s ability to understand spoken language and follow directions.

Reading & Writing Literacy Services:
Our reading and writing literacy services bolster school-age children’s basic language skills (e.g., reading, reading comprehension, and writing skills).

Therapeutic Feeding & Swallowing Therapy:
Our Therapeutic Feeding & Swallowing program is specially designed for children who experience difficulty chewing and/or swallowing food or liquids.  This program is also very valuable for children who are considered to be “picky eaters” and are only willing to eat a limited variety of foods.

Family Training:
Our Family Training program is perfect for all parents that are interested in learning proven techniques and strategies that can be utilized to stimulate their children’s speech, language and learning development.  Best of all, most of these techniques can be easily implemented throughout daily routines and during playtime.

SpeechWorks 4 Kids! Pediatric Speech Therapy
Erica Gale, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD
New York City Pediatric Speech Therapist
(347) 234-5437[KIDS]