Pediatric Rehabilitation Services - Speech and Language Therapy

Helping children communicate more effectively

If you child has issues with speech, language cognition or voice, our therapists are here to help. Speech-language pathologists are therapists specially trained to work with your child to improve their ability to communicate with others.


Your child will be evaluated and a customized program will be created specific to his or her needs. A home therapy program will be developed for use at home with your child in conjunction with the therapy offered at our outpatient clinic setting.

Conditions we treat
Speech-language pathologists work with the full range of communication issues in pediatrics. We will evaluate and treat speech, language disorders, voice problems, cognition difficulties including those caused by:
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cleft palate
  • Developmental delays/ cognitive delays
  • Genetic disorders
  • Hearing loss
  • Learning disabilities
  • Medical diagnoses causing developmental delays
  • Neurological Disorders / syndromes
  • Prematurity
  • Sensory integration disorders
  • Stroke /Traumatic Brain Injury

What we work on
  • Alternative communication methods including electronic devices and sign language
  • Auditory comprehension
  • Aural (hearing) rehabilitation to help kids with hearing loss, including children with cochlear implants, learn to interpret sounds and to develop spoken language.
  • Behavior management, social communication
  • Clarity of speech (articulation)
  • Communication skills
  • Compensatory strategies and modifications in home/classroom
  • Dysfluency / stuttering
  • Executive Function: Short term memory, working memory, new learning, problem solving/goal setting, reasoning skills, prioritizing, attention to task
  • Reading comprehension
  • Receptive and expressive language delays (developmental or acquired)
  • Voice quality and use
  • Written expression

Examples of Treatment
  • Child and family centered care with parent involvement
  • Play based activities with modeling and prompting of language at age appropriate level to teach new skills or regain skills
  • Provide skilled support and hands on techniques to guide child to learn new skills or regain skills
  • Provide instruction for the child and parents on techniques and recommendations for home
  • Work with what motivates each child

Related Services
  • Aural rehabilitation
  • Audiology
  • Feeding and swallowing therapy
  • TBI/Post-concussion
  • Video swallow studies

Locations by city:




Maple Grove

New Hope

Pine City




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