Pediatric Speech/Language Therapy 

Downers Grove, IL

Speech Therapy / Language TherapyAt Milestones, we have highly trained speech Speech/Language Pathologists (SLPs) on staff to help our clients develop the skills they need to effectively interact and communicate with the world around them. It is a core service of our practice.

Our SLPs provide speech/language therapy services to children who struggle with a variety of language and communication difficulties including expressive (spoken language), receptive (understanding of language), articulation/phonology, auditory processing, disfluency disorders (stuttering), voice, social/pragmatic skills, as well as swallowing/feeding difficulties.

In addition, our SLPs have experience working with children who have communication disorders related to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Down syndrome, childhood apraxia of speech (CAS), and global developmental delays.

Our Approach

After a thorough evaluation, our SLPs create custom speech/language therapy plans tailored to combat the speech and language challenges the patient is experiencing. Within our state-of-the art facility,We use a variety of different treatment methods with great success including Neuro-Developmental Treatment, oral-pharyngeal motor techniques and the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to feeding. 

Free Screenings
For Children under age 5

Who is a candidate?

There are many children who could benefit from speech/language therapy. Below is a list of indicators for evaluation:

Speech Therapy / Language Therapy

  • 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 with social interactions (peers, family, community)
  • Difficulty maintaining appropriate eye contact

To Learn more about Milestones’ pediatric speech/language services and schedule an evaluation for your child, please contact us today.

 

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Physical Therapy

Physical therapy helps children gain critical skills related to independent mobility and gross motor functioning. Learn More

Speech / Language Therapy

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Social Work Services

We invite any of our families to meet with our social workers if they feel they could benefit from support or counseling. Social work services are a great resource to strengthen families and children. Learn More

Neurofeedback Therapy

Neurofeedback is a type of brain training therapy that has proven to be a very successful intervention for children (and adults) with a variety of symptoms and disorders. Learn More

Social Skills Groups

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

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