LINK TO WELLNESS SCREENING FORM (REQUIRED PRIOR TO EACH SESSION): https://forms.gle/F1s43sjDaLbrZ7Rh8

 

We are so excited to be open for in-person sessions again.

 
To help us keep our clients, employees, and community safe, please review our COVID policies and procedures: 
  1. If anyone in your household has traveled by air within 14 days of your appointment, you must wait 14 days or 7 days with a negative COVID-19 test result, to return to in-person services. In this case, we cannot assure that your regular appointment time will be available upon return to services. Appointments are subject to availability at that point in time.

  1. At least 2 hours before EACH appointment, complete the Wellness Screening Form found here: https://forms.gle/F1s43sjDaLbrZ7Rh8 This form must be completed on the day of each session. If you have multiple sessions per week, the form must be completed on each day of each session. If the form is not completed, we will not be able to see your child in the clinic. If this occurs multiple times, we reserve the right to discontinue services. 

  1. If anyone in your household tests positive for COVID-19, you must report that to the clinic within 24 hours so that we can take appropriate measures to prevent further spread.

  1. In order to allow for social distancing and decreasing the risk of the spread of COVID-19, parents will remain in cars during sessions. For children under 2, this does not apply. When you arrive at the clinic, please call the office at (425) 419-6199. Your therapist will come to your car, take your child’s temperature, and take them into the treatment room. When the session is over, they will bring them back out to the car and give you a quick summary of the session.

  1. Children and therapists will wash hands thoroughly before entering the therapy room. 

  1. Children must wear masks upon entry to the clinic. Depending on the child and the procedures, masks may be removed at certain points of the sessions at the therapist’s discretion. 

If you have any questions, please reach out via email to: abby@northshorepedslt.com or call the clinic at (425) 419-6199.

 

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Pediatric Speech, Language, and Literacy Therapy

WHAT WE DO

At Northshore Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy, we provide evidence-based, family-centered services that meet the communication, fine motor, and sensory needs of children of all ages. Our therapists have experience in the following areas:

Articulation

Motor Speech Disorders (including Childhood Apraxia of Speech)

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Receptive/Expressive Language

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (e.g. PECS, speech output devices, etc.)

Social Communication

Fluency/Stuttering

Voice Disorders

Literacy

Tongue Thrust Remediation

Executive Functioning

 

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What is Speech Therapy?

Speech therapists work with children and their families to build speech, language, and social communication skills. Through the use of exercises, activities, and strategies, SLPs (Speech Language Pathologists or Speech Therapists) can help kids with various needs improve their communication skills.

What does Speech Therapy look like?

When working with infants, toddlers, and school-age children, speech therapy interventions may address:

  • Saying sounds/words clearly and correctly
  • Following directions
  • Using correct pronouns
  • Using full sentences with correct word order
  • Answering questions
  • Being understood by others
  • Making and keeping friends
  • Taking Turns
  • Maintaining a topic of conversation
  • Understanding sarcasm and humor
  • Reading, writing or spelling
  • Rhyming words
  • Learning new vocabulary

Does my child need Speech Therapy?

Signs that your child may benefit from a speech therapy evaluation include:

  • Difficulty saying sounds/words/sentences correctly
  • Difficulty understanding directions
  • Difficulty understanding classroom materials
  • Difficulty with reading, writing or spelling
  • Show signs of frustration or avoidance
  • Have “slushy” or unclear speech
  • Have a rough or hoarse voice
  • Use a voice that is too quiet
  • Repeat sounds, words, or phrases multiple times
  • Appear to get “stuck” while trying to speak

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