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Children’s Speech Therapy in Manhattan

Manhattan Pediatric Speech Therapist

When you bring your child to see licensed speech therapist Stacey Miller, she’ll employ a wide range of standardized tests to analyze your child’s ability and capability in all areas of speech and language development. With this information, Stacey Miller can customize a treatment plan that targets the specific areas of speech and language that need improvement. These evaluations will examine receptive language and what your child understands in terms of semantics and syntax. It will evaluate your child’s use of expressive language and if they can accurately express themselves. It will also test articulation, identifying any trouble sounds or problems with auditory processing. In addition to discovering speech and language-related problems, we may also assess oral motor and feeding skills to determine if the mouth muscles are undeveloped or underutilized.

Kid's Speech Therapy New York City

Kid’s Speech Therapy New York City

Before any speech therapy begins, families will be provided with a detailed report exploring all the strengths and weaknesses of their child’s speech and language abilities. Our Manhattan pediatric speech therapist will thoroughly explain the findings of this assessment to you, as well as establish individual aims and objectives. As a trusted speech therapist working in Manhattan, Stacey Miller can help your child lead a fuller and more bountiful life. If you notice any distinct voice, attention, cognition, speech or communication problems affecting the way your child interacts with the world around them, bring them to see Stacey Miller for a speech and language assessment.

Stacey Miller, SLP is a Manhattan-based speech therapy practice that offers speech, language and oral motor therapy for children of all ages. Serving Manhattan, 646-525-4817

NYC Speech Therapist

NYC Speech Therapist

There are many conditions we need to be aware of, and look for, as we raise our children, and staying educated with all phases of development can often seem difficult. Earlier education not only helps our children learn and develop into unique individuals but allow other adults and professionals to see what actually makes our precious little ones the unique beings they are. Our NYC speech therapist, Stacey Miller, SLP, has over seven years of experience treating sensitive speech and learning disabilities and is an expert in Oral Motor Therapy.

Oral Motor Therapy NYC

Oral Motor Therapy NYC

Some children develop extreme sensitivity towards the parts of their mouths, including the lips, tongue and jaw. For various reasons, they feel that the use of their mouths is an unpleasant and uncomfortable chore. As a result, they try to avoid any form of muscle movements of their face and mouth, which then causes these muscles to become weak, inhibiting their speech production. The end result is the child unable to speak fluently or unable to pronounce long words, phrases, and syllables. These children also refuse to repeat the same words over and over. To counteract these feelings, our NYC speech therapist has found Oral Motor Therapy to be extremely beneficial.

Using oral motor exercises as a form of speech therapy, our NYC speech therapist uses Oral Motor Therapy to bring about significant improvement in the oral skills of children. This form of therapy helps to stabilize the jaw, and distance the tongue from the jaw, pursing of lips, etc. There are very simple activities used in this type of therapy that involve the lips, the tongue and jaw. We are well aware that little children tend to get nervous while undergoing speech therapy so our NYC speech therapist incorporates games and toys as effective therapy tools. This keeps Oral Motor Therapy fun while improving their skills at the same time. Tongue twisters can also be used for practicing oral motor therapy. We start out by asking the child to focus on pronouncing each of the words of the tongue twister properly. Once they seem comfortable with the word, we encourage them to speed up the sentence. Puzzles, construction toy games, board games that use pictures of ‘therapy words’, car races, hide and seek are some of the other games that kids love to play can have therapeutic value as well. Oral Motor Therapy can make speech sound better but will also help your child, age 3 and above, to deal with problems like eating and swallowing much easier.

If you believe your child could benefit from oral motor therapy, contact Stacey Miller, SLP, today at 646-525-4817