Child In Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy

We work with children ages 6 months to 18 years

Southeast Little Learners provides onsite and in-home evaluation and therapy services for children of all ages. AAC evaluations and therapy services are also available for adults.

In-home services are available to families throughout Cape Girardeau and Perry Counties.

 
Augmentative Alternative Communication
Speech Delays & Disorders
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Language Delays & Disorders
Literacy Disorders
Social Communication Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cerebral Palsy
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Hearing Impairment

Speech Evaluation & Therapy Services

Augmentative Alternative Communication & Assistive Technology for All Ages
Speech Delays & Disorders  •  Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Language Delays & Disorders  •  Literacy Disorders
Social Communication Disorders  •  Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cerebral Palsy  •  Traumatic Brain Injuries •  Hearing Impairment
 
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Speech Therapy

Our onsite and in-home speech, language, literacy, AAC, and social skills therapy offers families a convenient way to access quality services. 

We will begin with an evaluation to understand your child's current skill levels, strengths, and challenges. Following the evaluation, we collaborate with parents to develop a therapy plan with meaningful goals to help each child reach their full potential.

Once therapy begins, we take a child-led and play-based approach to support children in developing age-appropriate and functional skills so they can effectively engage in the world around them. 

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AAC Medicaid-Approved Evaluation Site

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) refers to non-verbal ways to communicate that can supplement or compensate (either temporarily or permanently) verbal communication in individuals with complex communication needs. Our facility is a Missouri Medicaid-approved location for AAC evaluations. We provide AAC evaluations for both children and adults. 

We also provide therapy for AAC, parent/caregiver training, and consulting and training for other important people on you or your child's team.

 

What are signs of a SPEECH delay or disorder?

  • Limited use of words to communicate

  • Frustration at not being understood

  • Speech that is hard to understand

  • Difficulty saying certain sounds

  • A limited repertoire of sounds

  • Leaving off the ending sound of words ("ca" for "cat")

  • Substituting sounds ("tey" for "key")

  • Stuttering that persists for more than a few weeks

  • Inconsistent errors (saying the same word in different ways)

  • Distorted speech sounds (lisps, difficulty with the /r/ sound, etc.)

  • Abnormal rhythm or rate of speech

  • Difficulty coordinating the movement from one syllable of a word to the next syllable

What are signs of a LANGUAGE delay or disorder?

  • Not babbling by 15 months

  • Not using gestures such as waving goodbye by the age of 12 months

  • Limited words or vocabulary by age 2

  • Speaking in single words or short phrases after the age of 3 years

  • Difficulty following directions

  • Trouble asking/answering questions

  • Pronoun errors and/or other grammatical errors

  • Difficulty telling a story or understanding a story that has been told or read to him/her

  • Using vague, non-descriptive language 

 

Below are some signs your child may be experiencing a communication delay or disorder. Every child develops at their own pace; however, if you are concerned about your child's development, please give us a call. We are here to answer your questions and help you determine if an evaluation is recommended.

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