830 Sunsrise Dr., Suite B

St. Peter, MN 56082

Tel: 507-934-3573

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Speech Language Pathology for Children

Diseases & Conditions that may Contribute to Feeding Disorders:

Your child may benefit from a speech and language evaluation if: 

 

Articulation
If you are having difficulty understanding how your child pronounces sounds and/or words.

 

Language
If your child struggles to understand communication such as:

  • oral or gestural directions

  • difficulty with reading, spelling, and or writing skills

  • limited vocabulary or use of the same repetitious phrases

  • Socially, your child may struggle to understand and use humor, pick up on conversational topics or pick up on nonverbal cues such as facial expressions or body language.

 

Feeding and Swallowing

If your child has difficulty eating different foods/textures or has a history of aspirating, GERD, or failure to thrive. 

 

Voice
If your child has a unique pitch, speed or poor quality of voice when they talk.

 

Fluency
If your child has an uneven flow of speech, stretched out words, repetitions, hesitations, stuttering and use of fillers, that may point to fluency issues.

 

Social Language
If your child is uncomfortable with, or avoids natural eye contact, fails to pay attention to what a person says, has difficulty sustaining friendships or struggles to take turns in a conversational turn, they may need to improve their social language skills.

Who Can Benefit From Speech Language Pathology?

Children with a diagnosis or concerns related to:​

  • ADHD

  • Asperger's

  • Ataxia 

  • Autism

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Central Auditory Processing Disorder

  • Developmental Apraxia of Speech

  • Developmental Delay

  • Down Syndrome

  • Dyslexia

  • Dysphagia (Feeding/Swallowing Problems)

  • Expressive Language Disorder

  • GERD

  • Learning Disorder

  • Selective Mutism

  • Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

  • Specific Learning Impairment

  • Stuttering

Eating & Swallowing

Factors that may Contribute to Feeding Disorders:
Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Failure to Gain Weight
Prematurity/Low Birth Weight
G-Tube or NG-Tube Dependent
Oral Motor Dysfunction
Constipation
Hypotonia
Diseases & Conditions that may Contribute to Feeding Disorders:
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Genetic Syndromes (i.e. CHARGE, Coanal Atresia, & heart defect in Down Syndrome)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)
  • Laryngomalasia
  • Tracheomalasia
  • Cancer
  • Renal Problems
  • Food Allergies
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Respiratory Problems
Specialty Services & Certifications
  •  Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS)​ Feeding Approach 

 

Helping Children explore the sights, smells, tastes, & textures of foods in a low-stress, fun, learning environment.  Families and caregivers will learn right along side their child.

 

  • Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES/VitalStim)

Uses electrical stimulation to train the muscles used for swallowing.  Children may need this type of intervention if they have low tone, weak muscles, or are dependent on a feeding tube.