Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists work with children and their families to assist each child to understand and use communication and language to their full potential, in order to express their wants and needs and engage with others in their home, school, and community environments.
Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists promote children’s use of language by addressing postural and breath control, strengthening and coordination of muscles and oral movements, motor planning, speech patterns, and sound development. They promote attention, listening, and processing to assist each child to understand language and follow directions to actively engage in their family’s daily routines and social interactions.
Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists work with families to embed opportunities for communication within the family’s daily routines. In addition to stimulating communication, they assist families with additional or alternative means of communication (sign language, assistive technology, picture boards, etc.) and may assist children in developing oral-motor strength and control for safe swallowing and feeding skills.
A bi-lingual pediatric speech language pathologist is available to serve spanish-speaking families in Bucks County.