Passionate pediatric clinicians.
Speech-language therapy helps children to develop the skills that they need to functionally communicate within their family, educational and community circles. The speech pathologist uses specific activities and techniques that provide the child the opportunity to acquire and develop the necessary skills that support communication and academic success. These skills include oral motor development; articulation/phonological development; listening comprehension; language processing; verbal and gestural expression; social/pragmatic language; voice production; fluency; reading and writing; and cognitive-communication (attention, memory, organization, executive functions). Additionally, speech therapists assess and treat swallowing disorders (dysphagia) and other feeding disorders.
Our speech therapists have extensive experience working with many diagnoses, including, but not limited to:
- Speech/language delay
- Oral-motor dysfunction
- Articulation and phonologic disorders
- Expressive and/or receptive language disorders
- Childhood Apraxia of Speech
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Language processing disorders
- Literacy/reading disorders
- Social/pragmatic language disorders
- Voice disorders
- Executive dysfunction
- Fluency disorders/stuttering
- Resonance disorders
- Sensory feeding disorders
KatieBug Therapy speech pathologists are certified by the American Speech Hearing and Language Association and licensed by the State of Illinois. They provide services in the clinic, home, and community settings. Individual and group therapy sessions are available as therapeutically appropriate.