Speech and Language Therapy Across Southern Massachusetts
Successful communication involves the ability to express oneself, listen to others, understand their verbal and nonverbal messages, and use language appropriately across a variety of settings. If you are concerned about your child's ability to communicate, he or she may be a candidate for speech and language services at South Shore Therapies. We use the latest evidence-based techniques at our four Weymouth-area locations to help children acquire effective communication skills.
What is Speech Therapy?
Speech therapists strive to improve all aspects of communication, including speech (sound production, vocal quality, fluency), language understanding, language expression, and social communication. Pediatric speech therapy at South Shore Therapies is designed to assess and treat a variety of communication disorders in a fun and nurturing environment.
During your initial visit, our pediatric speech-language pathologists will evaluate your child’s current communication skills. If treatment is recommended, we will work with you to develop a plan of treatment that will target the problem areas identified during your child’s assessment.
Our pediatric speech-language pathologists evaluate and treat speech and language difficulties related to the following:
- Receptive and Expressive Language Delays
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Social Pragmatic Deficits
- Auditory Processing Disorder
- Executive Function Deficits
- Articulation or Phonological Disorders (inability to produce sounds)
- Language-Based Learning Disabilities
- Down Syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities
- Voice Disorders
- Children lacking communication, including implementation of both low- and high-tech AAC devices
How Can Speech Therapy Benefit My Child?
Proper communication skills are necessary for self-expression. Because every child progresses differently, personalized goals, knowledgeable therapists, and a strong home carryover program will create the best possible outcome for your child.
Your young child may be a candidate for speech therapy if he or she does not meet age-based developmental language benchmarks. Therapy may also be beneficial for older children who have trouble following and answering questions about a story, have trouble conversing with others, avoid interacting with peers, cannot read nonverbal cues such as facial expression or tone, do not understand figurative language, or struggle to come up with the right word.
Plymouth, South Shore, Boston, Weymouth, Milton, and other nearby residents have received incredible benefits from treatment provided by our experienced pediatric speech-language pathologists. If your child struggles to speak or follow directions, call our office at 781-335-6663. You’ll speak with one of our professional speech pathologists to determine if an evaluation and/or treatment is warranted. If so, we’ll work together to come up with a plan for speech therapy. Find one of our locations closest to you! Massachusetts residents will enjoy the nurturing and caring atmosphere at South Shore Therapies’ state-of-the-art-facility. If you're unsure if your child may require speech therapy, then please feel free to take our speech and language checklist.
Click here to view a list of Red Flags that might indicate your child would benefit from Speech Therapy. If you have questions about speech therapy, our therapists, or our process at South Shore Therapies, please contact us by calling 781-335-6663.