Speech and Language Therapy for Kids 

Downers Grove, IL

Speech and language therapy for kids is one of our core services at Milestones. Our highly trained Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) help children develop the skills they need to effectively interact with the world around them.

Our Approach

Our speech therapists create custom therapy plans to combat the specific speech and language challenge each child is experiencing. We use a variety of treatment methods with great success including Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) and the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) approach. 

Who Is a Candidate?

Milestones’ speech therapists serve children who struggle in a variety of language and communication areas including those expressive (spoken language), receptive (understanding of language), articulation/phonology, auditory processing, disfluency disorders (stuttering), voice, social/pragmatic skills, and swallowing/feeding difficulties.

They are experienced with children who have communication disorders related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Down syndrome, childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), and global developmental delays.

General indicators that a child may benefit from a speech and language therapy evaluation include:

  • Does not babble and is over the age of 6 months
  • Is under 1 year of age and is not making or responding to sounds
  • Is over 1 year of age and has not produced any words
  • Does not appear to speak as well as peers
  • Does not seem to understand what is being said to them
  • Appears to have an unusual voice
  • Exhibits frustration when unable to communicate needs and wants
  • Is not understood by unfamiliar people and at times familiar people
  • Does not follow simple directions
  • Does not respond when spoken to
  • Is over the age of 3 and does not produce the sounds /m,n, ng, p, f, h, w/
  • Is slow to respond or answer questions
  • Has difficulty putting thoughts together to express ideas
  • Has difficulty thinking of a particular word
  • Has difficulty planning and sequencing actions or tasks
  • Difficulty in social interactions (peers, family, community)
  • Difficulty maintaining appropriate eye contact

To learn about scheduling a speech and language evaluation for your child, please contact us today. 


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Speech/Language Therapy

Speech/language therapy helps children develop the skills to effectively interact and communicate with those around them. Learn More

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Neurofeedback therapy addresses a variety of symptoms and disorders to establish more efficient patterns of activity. Learn More

Social Skills Groups

Social Skills Groups help children build relationships with peers and develop important social pragmatic skills. 
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