We have extensive training and experience in providing speech therapy to young children who are not yet talking. Through meaningful and engaging opportunities, children learn words associated with the world around them. Our therapists are trained in programs specifically for working with “late talkers” such as “Target Word” and “It Takes Two to Talk.” Individualized therapy and specific suggestions for carryover throughout the week are provided following each session. Our compassionate and engaging therapists make therapy fun and meaningful for your little one! Read More
A Myofunctional Approach to Speech Therapy
We address articulation disorders and phonological disorders in the convenience of your own home. Our training in myofunctional therapy provides us with a unique understanding of the muscles of the jaw, lips, checks, and tongue. This translates into more efficient and effective therapy. Weekly homework will be assigned in order to ensure carryover of skills throughout the week. Speech disorders can affect a child’s ability to communicate, decrease their self-confidence, and have been correlated with later language and reading disabilities.… Read More
PROMPT Approach to Speech Therapy
PROMPT is an acronym for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. The PROMPT Therapy technique is a tactile-kinesthetic approach that uses touch cues to a patient’s articulators (jaw, tongue, lips) to manually guide them through a targeted word, phrase or sentence. The technique develops motor control and the development of proper oral muscular movements, while eliminating unnecessary muscle movements, such as jaw sliding and inadequate lip rounding. Therapy begins by helping patients produce specific sounds. Each sound requires different muscle contractions/retractions and placement/movement of the jaw, lips, tongue, and voice to produce. All of these things have to happen with the proper timing and sequence to produce one sound correctly. PROMPT attempts to “teach” the patient’s muscles to produce sounds correctly by stimulating all of these through touch. Read More
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) are disorders of the muscles and functions of the face and mouth. OMDs may affect, directly and/or indirectly, breastfeeding, facial skeletal growth and development, chewing, swallowing, speech, occlusion, temporomandibular joint movement, oral hygiene, stability of orthodontic treatment, and more. Most OMDs originate with insufficient habitual nasal breathing or with oral breathing. The subsequent adaptation of the muscles and the orofacial functions to a disordered breathing pattern creates many OMDs.are disorders of the muscles and functions of the face and mouth. Read more
Social Skills Groups:
“Talk & Play” Classes for Toddlers
Want to learn expert strategies from a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist? The our “Talk & Play” class is for you!. This class is led by a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist who specializes in working with toddlers with language delays. Learn more
The goal of feeding therapy is to help your child master age appropriate feeding skills while maintaining a well-balanced diet. We understand there is more than meets the eye when it comes to speech and feeding disorders. We treat the whole-child and the complex interactions that result in feeding issues. Learn More
Yoga for Speech and Language
Yoga is also a wonderful medium for teaching other aspects of speech and language development, including language acquisition, vocabulary development, play skills, social skills, self-regulation, and emergent literacy. The Speech Dynamic has combined yoga techniques with speech and language development to develop unique programs for children. These program combine children’s yoga with speech and language development.
Pediatric Speech Therapy in Houston, TX
The Speech Dynamic is based in Houston, TX and offers the highest quality speech therapy services. Our highly skilled, nurturing, and engaging Speech Pathologists provide individualized speech and feeding therapy in your child’s natural environment. This ensures carryover and generalization of new skills and that you always know how to support your child’s speech and language skills at home! Our Speech-Language Pathologists are specifically educated to meet the needs of our young clients and are experts in speech, language, feeding, and development. We provide speech, language, and feeding assessment and treatment and serve children in their homes and schools across Houston. We offer a variety of unique speech therapy services including myofunctional therapy, PROMPT, and social skills groups. Our mission is to support parents and educators in how to best encourage their child’s speech, feeding, and communication skills. We are committed to giving every child a voice, increased confidence, and more control over their little worlds. We look forward to taking the first steps together in creating a positive change in your child’s life!
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