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Speech Evaluations & Therapies
Expressive/Receptive Langauge Evaluation & Therapies
Social Langauge Evaluation & Therapies
Fluency (Stuttering) Evaluations & Therapies
Feeding/Swallowing Evaluations & Therapies
Children birth to 18 years of age
Grant, Wabash, Huntington, Miami, and Blackford Counties.
302 S Baldwin Ave. Marion, IN 46952
Call or text: 765-661-7373
10 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. M-Thurs.
Helping Families Unlock Their Child's Potential
Ongoing Individual Therapy
If you’re looking for quality Speech, Language, Feeding and/or Swallowing Therapies, then Serenity Pediatric Therapies is the Speech and Language Clinic for you. Are you unsure if your child would benefit from therapy? Do you know your child would benefit from therapy but have been putting it off? Don't delay any longer, we are here to help with immediate openings at our two locations!
What is a Speech-Language Pathologist?
By Susie S. Loraine, M.A., CCC-SLP
A speech-language pathologist (SLP) is a highly-trained professional who evaluates and treats children and adults who have difficulty with speech or language. Although people often think of speech and language as the same thing, the terms actually have very different meanings. If your child has trouble with speech, he/ she struggles with the “how-to” of talking—the coordination of the muscles and movements necessary to produce speech. If your child has trouble with language, he/she struggles with understanding what he/she hears or sees. Your child may struggle to find the right words and/or organize those words in a meaningful way to communicate a message or hold a conversation.
An SLP also evaluates and treats children and adults who have difficulty swallowing food or liquid. An SLP will help identify what part of the swallowing process is making it difficult for your child to eat (e.g., chewing, manipulating food with the tongue, coordinating mouth and throat structures and muscles, breathing appropriately while eating).
Below is a list of common speech and language disorders with a brief explanation of each.
• Articulation - the way we say our speech sounds
• Phonology - the speech patterns we use
• Apraxia - difficulty planning and coordinating the movements needed to make speech sounds
• Fluency - stuttering
• Voice - problems with the way the voice sounds, such as hoarseness
• Receptive Language - difficulty understanding language
• Expressive Language - difficulty using language
• Pragmatic Language - social communication; the way we speak to each other
• Deafness/Hearing Loss - loss of hearing; therapy includes developing lip-reading, speech, and/or alternative communication systems
• Oral-Motor Disorders - weak tongue and/or lip muscles
• Swallowing/Feeding Disorders - difficulty chewing and/or swallowing