If you think about it, there’s really nothing more fundamental to our social lives than our ability to speak to others and understand others when they speak to us. While most people take the ability to communicate normally for granted, for millions of Americans who currently suffer from speech and language problems, verbal communication is no trivial feat, and as a result, virtually every aspect of life is made more difficult than it is for people who don’t suffer from such problems. Friendships are harder, finding and keeping a job is harder, and the list just goes on and on. Children find life especially challenging. Thankfully, there are places like the NYC speech and language therapy practice of Stacey Miller, SLP, where kids ages 0 to 18 can go to find help.
As the science of speech and language therapy has progressed over time, a great many different pathologies have been identified — each one with its own unique course of treatment. Here at the NYC speech and language therapy practice of Stacey Miller, SLP, we give each of our patients a comprehensive screening at their first appointment in order to diagnose their unique difficulties and design a unique treatment plan accordingly. Some of the conditions we’ve helped people deal with include expressive and receptive language disorders, articulation errors, feeding difficulties and learning disabilities. In addition, we also help children with dealing with hearing impairment learn to communicate with sign language. We also conduct individual and group therapy sessions both in patients’ homes and in our office.
How do you know if your child might need our services? The key is being able to recognize some behavioral signs as your child grows and develops after birth. For instance, by the time your child reaches 12 to 18 months of age, they should be able to understand at least some words and directions.