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.
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.
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.
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 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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By Maria Keely M.S. OTR/L Halloween is almost here! While Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday for children, it can be very overwhelming for children with sensory processing difficulties. Here are a few tips to make Halloween a sensory friendly, and fun day! Costume Tips Some children prefer specific fabrics and types of materials…Read More
by Jennifer McCullough M.S. CCC-SLP As a pediatric feeding therapist I get asked this question often. Many toddlers ranging in age from 10 months to 24 months come in to see me because they refuse to transition from their bottle/breast feeding and purees to chunky and chewable solids. They refuse by turning their heads, pushing…Read More
By Renee Cayer B.A. Did you know that children need to have a strong understanding of spoken language before they can understand written language? This article discusses the importance of phonemic awareness—-the ability to differentiate and manipulate letter sounds— that will surely lead your child to reading success! What is Phonemic Awareness? Phonemic awareness is…Read More
As an occupational therapist, I get a lot of referrals to address handwriting. There are several factors that relate to handwriting success, many of which can be practiced and developed at home! Upper extremity support: Developing the scapular muscles and upper arm strength will allow the child to improve his or her posture and have…Read More
Let’s Get Physical! As an occupational therapist, I endeavor each day is to address the whole person in each child. This includes engaging the whole body during every treatment session. I believe that engaging the whole body in fun physical play helps a child organize not only their body but their minds and emotions. Whether…Read More
Happy holidays from all of us here at PediaSpeech. In the spirit of holiday giving, we want to share this helpful post that appears on the ASHA Leader blog. The post gives some great advice on using as an ideal opportunity to get back to the basics in childhood play — and how to use…Read More
PediaSpeech has decided that it is time for us to close our Norcross/Peachtree Corners office. That office has been open in some capacity for the past 15 years, so this decision does not come easily. Over the past 4-5 years we have found that the demand for speech therapy in that location has decreased while…Read More
We owe it to our children… A couple of weeks ago I watched a mom in our office caught in a tough situation. Her 3-year-old was just finishing with therapy and had in his hand three pennies the therapist had used in her session. The mom was exhausted, having had her third child just 3…Read More
Fine motor control is often thought of due to its essential role in participating in school-based activities such as writing, cutting, coloring, and manipulating any small objects. This area of development is also needed for independence in dressing, self-feeding, hygiene, play, and almost any facet of life one is engaged.Read More
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.
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.
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Find out how to get the ball rolling so your child gets the services that will benefit them now and in the future.
Winn Medical Center
495 Winn Way, Ste. 210
Decatur, GA 30030