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Check out our new online and interactive Speech and OT Therapy Program
that allows you to receive treatment in the comfort of your own home!

Therapy they actually look forward to…

Come check out our speech and occupational therapy programs!

Speech Therapy

A child with a speech disorder may have difficulties in many arenas of their lives -- learning, development, health, social, and emotional.  We work closely with parents, schools, and other professionals to maximize outcomes.

 

Occupational Therapy

Our OT services help children develop strength, body awareness, balance, and perceptual abilities. These are needed to acquire gross and fine motor skills and improve your child's interactions the their environment.

 

Some of the many programs we offer...

Your child's program(s) will be tailored to their own unique needs and objectives.

P.R.O.M.P.T.

Our therapists are uniquely trained to use PROMPT. We use this technique with our patients that have trouble with motor-based speech movement such as Childhood Apraxia of Speech. PROMPT uses specialized oral-musculature touches to encourage production of speech sounds.

Myofunctional Therapy/Tongue Thrust

Our therapist are trained in Orofacial Myology, also known as Myofunctional therapy or 'tongue thrust'. We partner with local orthodontists to help decrease the need for longterm braces and/or retainers and to maintain proper teeth alignment.

Kaufman Method

Our SLPs use Nancy Kaufman’s word approximation method to teach children with motor speech disorders such as Childhood Apraxia of Speech. This method eliminates the motor complex part of words making it easier for children to speak words.

SOS Approach to Feeding

The Sequential Oral Sensory feeding program focuses on increasing a child's comfort level in exploring and learning about the different properties of foods, including texture, smell, taste, and consistency. This approach allows a child to interact with food in a playful, non-stressful way.

Success requires teamwork... Meet our team

Our extended team includes parents, the schools, and other professionals as needed. -- Everyone working together.

 

Pediaspeech - full team

Our clinical team

Our clinical team of licensed speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists is dedicated to providing excellent services for children in the Decatur area of Atlanta. We work together with parents to create the most effective treatment program for each child.

Our admin team

Our administrative staff  is a vital part of our team. They keep everything running like a well-oiled machine. If you have billing questions, insurance issues, or if you need to reschedule an appointment, they are the ones to call.

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Teletherapy Ideas that Work!

We made online occupational therapy work in our practice in Atlanta with all ages and diagnosis! Here are some ideas that we have found to make the telehealth delivery method successful….. Admittedly, starting a new method of occupational therapy was intimidating at first, but these first few weeks have proven that teletherapy is a wonderful…

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Speech Therapy Online-A Success Story

We made online speech therapy work in our practice in Atlanta with all ages and diagnosis! The progress we have seen in only 3 weeks is simply remarkable! Each day I wonder in this new world of COVID-19…how did we get to where we are today? The emotions that I have gone through over the…

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PediaSpeech Goes Virtual

Over the past several weeks, we have seen our lives quickly turn upside down as schools, events, restaurants, and therapy clinics have shut down due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The last thing we want as clinicians is to pause therapy, as we know it may be a critical part of your child’s development. PediaSpeech has…

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Retained Primitive Reflexes- The Basics

I have several children on my caseload that are smart, sweet kids, but have so many challenges with sensory processing, behavior and attention.  They hate writing, can’t sit still, and attempt to control situations whenever possible.  If this sounds like your child, the answer to these challenges may be found in his or her brain-stem,…

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Using Pictures & Illustrations with Beginning Readers—Is it Helpful or Hurtful?

Learning to read can be such a difficult task for young readers. Research shows that beginning readers who use pictures and illustrations to assist with learning to read have several advantages. However, when addressing reading difficulties, those illustrations can sometimes hinder progress. Using illustrations helps with children learning to decode (sound-out) words, make predictions, sequence…

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OT Holiday Gift Ideas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are a great time to enhance your toy closets with fun toys that promote the most important developmental skills.  Here are some great ideas from our OT department at PediaSpeech Services, Inc. Happy giving! Squigz-  These are a favorite in the clinic!  They are suction…

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Handwriting, Fine Motor Skills & Pencil Control Oh My!

By Cayla Woodburn As surprising as it might sound, fine motor skills impact nearly every aspect of life. Without fine motor skills, we wouldn’t be able to button our pants, brush our teeth, open our lunch, write our name, and so many more everyday activities. Many children struggle with their fine motor control, precision, grasp,…

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Sensory Tips for Back to School

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  The start of the school year is upon us, which can be great for maintaining consistent schedules, but can be daunting due to the amount of ‘new’ for those that have difficulty with change and transitions. It is essential to manage sensory needs in the classroom for…

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Toe Walking: What Can I Do to Fix it?

Toe walking occurs for various reasons which could involve children with Autism who seek certain sensory input or can be caused by spasticity in the calf muscles in children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). Toe walking is often overlooked, however, it needs to be addressed due to the physical limitations the can come from it. Is…

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What’s the deal With Weighted Blankets?

Weighted blankets are growing in popularity.  They claim to reduce anxiety, stress, sleep disorders, sensory disorders, ADD, and the list goes on.  So do they really work?  The answer is not as simple as ‘yes’ or ‘no.’  It truly depends on each individual’s sensory needs. What is the science behind weighted blankets? Weighted blankets provide…

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OK, so where do I start?

Insurance & Billing

We accept all health insurances but we are in-network providers for certain companies. We will gladly check your benefits to see what you are covered for.

Evaluation

A thorough evaluation by one of our speech pathologists will give us the best starting point. It will help pinpoint your your child's issues so we can provide the most appropriate, effective, and efficient treatment.

Take the next step...

Find out how to get the ball rolling so your child gets the services that will benefit them now and in the future.

Conveniently located

Winn Medical Center
495 Winn Way, Ste. 210
Decatur, GA 30030

770-209-9826