Frequently Asked Questions About Speech Therapy

How Do I Know If My Child Needs Speech Therapy?

If your child’s speech issue is present at an early age, your health care team may recommend speech therapy as part of your child’s early intervention plan. There are language developmental milestones that you can monitor to make sure your child is on track and talk to your doctor if you suspect any problems. Since language development begins very early in life and can best be treated when the problem is identified at the earliest possible moment, it is always wise to follow up any indication from any source regarding your child’s possible speech and language challenges.

At What Age Should I Seek Speech Therapy For My Child?

Our Speech and Language Pathologists work with children from infancy to adolescence. We offer both individual and group therapy sessions for toddlers and children. We also work with many teenage patients. If you are concerned about your child’s communication skills, please call us at 310-856-8528 to discuss whether your child should be seen for an evaluation.

How Long Will My Child Need Speech Therapy?

The length of therapy varies from case to case. It depends on the diagnosis, the extent of the issue, and the rate of progress, among other factors.

How Do I Initiate Assessment and/or Therapy?

Please call us for to schedule an appointment: 310-856-8528

How Many Times Per Week Should My Child Attend Speech Therapy?

Most children are seen in our clinic one to two times per week. The schedule and frequency depends on several factors, including the diagnosis, the severity of the disorder, and the type of intervention program is recommended. We offer convenient appointment times to accommodate today’s families’ busy schedules.

What Diagnosis Do You See?

We treat children and adults with a variety of speech therapy needs spanning over 100 diagnosis. For a complete list, please visit our Diagnosis We See page.

What Are Some Signs An Adult Might Need Speech Therapy?

Adult speech difficulties are common and come in many forms including stuttering, dysarthria, voice problems, and articulation difficulties. Often with speech therapy and some strategies many adults can improve their speech and communication skills. Learn more about adult speech therapy.

What Is A Speech And Language Pathologist?

Speech-Language Pathologists specialize in treating a variety of speech-language, voice, cognitive, as well as feeding-swallowing problems.

Our highly qualified speech & language pathologists work with the full range of human communication and its disorders. For additional details, please view the complete Speech and Language Pathologist Job Description and Qualifications.

What Do The Abbreviations CCC-SLP, SLPA Stand For?

C.C.C. is an abbreviation for Certificate of Clinical Competence. Speech pathologists that have passed a national exam and did a clinical fellowship year with proper accreditation from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association will have those letters after their name.

S.L.P is an abbreviation for Speech-Language Pathologist, a certification awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Is There Any Paperwork I Need To Complete Prior To The Evaluation?

Yes. Please follow this link to obtain the Patient Intake Packet. Here you will find the paperwork that needs to be filled out prior to your child’s evaluation. Filling this paperwork out prior to the evaluation saves time and is greatly appreciated.

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