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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

Manhattan Children’s Speech Therapist

Manhattan Children’s Speech Therapist

Imagine not being able to speak clearly, articulately, or comfortably. Now try to imagine all of that, but being experienced by a child. Many children have trouble with their speech, and it effects nearly every aspect of their daily lives. At our Manhattan children’s speech therapist office, Stacey Miller, SLP has been helping children improve their speech for over seven years. Our professional and friendly staff understands how important it is to you that your child feels comfortable and confident in everything they do, and better speech is a pathway to that. If your child has speech problems for any number of reasons, a speech evaluation is the first step.

Manhattan Speech Therapy Evaluations

Manhattan Speech Therapy Evaluations

The goal is to continue providing individualized, superb quality speech therapy services to children. Stacey Miller works with children ages 0 to 18, and utilizes a tried and true, expert one-on-one approach to speech therapy. Children may develop speech problems due to forms of hearing loss, downs syndrome, autism, expressive and receptive language disorders, oral motor weakness, articulation issues, feeding difficulties, learning disabilities, and more. A speech evaluation is crucial to starting treatment; first the extent of the speech issue must be evaluated. Your child’s speech will be analyzed, and we work with you to map out a basic medical history. Our Manhattan children’s speech therapist understands that each child and family is unique individual. We work together to come up with a framework for treatment and care based on personal concerns and needs.

Stacey Miller is experienced in a slew of techniques and practices for speech therapy depending on the unique situation of your child. Some of these techniques are socialization groups, parent/child music classes, sign language courses, and on and on. Speech therapy is not a one-size-fits-all treatment, and when you visit our Manhattan children’s speech therapist, you’ll begin to see how important your child’s success is to us. We encourage you to make an appoint with us by calling 646-525-4817, or requesting an appointment online at our website upperwestside-speechtherapy.com. There is quality treatment out there for your child, and the confidence that comes along with improved speech is life changing, and priceless.