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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.

 

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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Why doesn’t my toddler want to eat real food?

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…

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Reading 101: The Importance of Phonemic Awareness

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…

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Your child’s handwriting — more to it than you realize!

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…

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Be creative to get your kids moving!

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…

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Non-tech toys and games can promote your child’s language learning

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…

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PediaSpeech consolidates services in Decatur location

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…

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The Collapse of Parenting – Recommended Reading

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…

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Is it Sensory or Behavior?

This is the million-dollar question posed to every pediatric occupational therapist. The answer is as simple as why the chicken crossed the road. By nature, all behavior is sensory. Behavior is how one reacts to a stimulus.

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Fine Motor Control

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.

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Help for “tongue thrust”

Help! My child likes to suck his thumb, fingers or pacifier.  How can I get them to stop? Has your orthodontist diagnosed your child with a “tongue thrust”? Are you an adult and recently diagnosed with a “tongue thrust” from your dentist or orthodontist? Does your child have a tight [su_tooltip position=”north” shadow=”yes” rounded=”yes” title=”Frenulum”…

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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