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Pediatric Speech Therapy Information

 

Avita Pediatric Therapy Center

865 Harding Way W
Galion, OH
419-468-0570

Galion Hospital Speech and Audiology Services

269 Portland Way S
Galion, OH
419-468-0547

Speech and Audiology Services

ENT Services, Ontario

715 Richland Mall, Suite D
Ontario, OH
419-775-1091

Sports Rehab/ Speech & Audiology, Bucyrus

959 Hopley Avenue
Bucyrus, OH
419-468-0547

Hearing Loss at any Age

Pediatric Speech Services

Speech Services at Galion Hospital

Avita Sells Hearing Aids

Hearing Aid Flyer

What is Apraxia of Speech

Modified Barium Swallow

Feeding and Swallowing

 

Play Based Therapy

Speech

Our team of Speech Language Pathologists, also known as Speech Therapists, assess and treat children and adults who have communication, cognitive, voice, and swallowing impairments. Our pediatric Speech Pathologist has specialized training in pediatric swallowing diagnostics and treatment, as well as language development for children with delayed language and communication skills. We have specialized training in the most current techniques in voice and swallowing diagnostics for adults as well, including Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES).

Avita has speech therapy services available in Bucyrus, Galion, and Ontario. Individual and group treatment sessions are available. Depending on a child’s age and needs, play-based or structured sessions are available.

WHEN TO USE SERVICES OF A SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Anyone at any age can have a speech or language problem. The earlier the problem is diagnosed and therapy begun, the better the chances of successful treatment.

Speech and language development is not a separate function but a continuous process involving every aspect of the individual — intellectual, motor, emotional, and social. Therefore, problems of speech and language may need not only speech and language evaluations, but also medical or psychological evaluations.

DIAGNOSES BENEFITING
FROM SPEECH THERAPY:

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Articulation Disorder
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Autism/PDD
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Developmental Delay
  • Expressive/Receptive Language Delay
  • Feeding/Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
  • Fluency Disorders (Stuttering)
  • Genetic Syndromes
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Retardation
  • Pragmatic/Social Skills
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

 

HOW A SPEECH-LANGUAGE
PATHOLOGIST WILL HELP?


Speech-language pathologists are trained to evaluate speech and language problems. They plan and carry out programs to correct or modify the disorder or to develop other means of communicating. A speech-language pathologist also counsels individuals and families in managing the problem.

Speech-language pathologists are often members of healthcare teams. Depending upon the nature of the problem, they may work with physicians, surgeons,  orthodontists, psychologists, educators, counselors, or social workers.

WHAT IS APRAXIA OF SPEECH?

 Apraxia of speech is a disorder causing a person trouble saying what he or she wants to say correctly and with consistency. This is not usually due to weakness or paralysis of muscles, but due to difficulty coordinating movements.

PROGRAM DESIGN:                      

The team includes certified and licensed audiologists, audiology aide and speech / language pathologists. This team assesses the patient’s impairments and determines their functional status to establish treatment goals. These impairments may include:

  • FamilyStroke
  • Brain Injury
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Autism
  • Speech / Language Delays
  • Stuttering
  • Voice Disorders
  • Aphasia

WHY WOULD A PATIENT BE
REFERRED FOR THIS SERVICE?

  • Enhance Communications:  Speech and Hearing
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Swallowing Difficulty: Pediatric and Adult
  • Evaluation of Hearing: Physician Coordinated Hearing Aid Dispensing
  • Speech and Language Delay: Pediatrics
  • Speech Therapy: Voice/Fluency/Accent Reduction

To make a referral, please call 419-468-0570. A referral can be made by an individual, discharge planner or physician’s office. A doctor’s order is required to schedule an appointment.