Speech & Language Therapy Specialist in Medical & Rehabilitation Center in Liberty & Brooklyn, NY
Looking for a Speech & Language Therapy Specialist in Liberty & Brooklyn, NY? Ahava Medical and Rehab Center offers Speech & Language Therapy. We want to help anyone with speech and language difficulties, young and old alike, so that you can communicate with freedom! Call us to book an appointment.
Speech & Language Therapy Q & A
What can a speech and language therapy specialist help?
Speech and language therapy specialist, or speech-language pathologists, provide several different services, and probably more than you knew! While the first thing that probably comes to mind with most people when they hear about speech and language therapists is that they help children who have stutters, lisps, or pronunciation issues. While speech-language pathologists do provide excellent help for those issues, they also offer a much broader range of services! Speech-language pathologists can provide evaluations, diagnoses, and treatment for the following problems or conditions:
- Articulation disorders
- Auditory processing disorder (ADP)
- Cognitive impairments or delays
- Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing
- Expressive and receptive language impairments or delays
- Literacy skills
- Oral motor and feeding issues
- Social communication disorder (SCD)
- Voice disorders
- And more!
If you or your child have trouble with any of the above conditions or issues, you should consider seeing a speech-language pathologist! SLPs can help you manage your symptoms and guide you to recovery wherever possible.
At what age should my child have speech therapy?
That depends! Children will manifest different vocal abilities as they age. Thus, it can be challenging to differentiate between what is a warning sign, and what is a common abnormality that they will eventually move past. Here are a few signs that might warrant the services of a speech-language pathologist:
- Your child has not uttered their first word by the time they are 18 months
- At two years old, your child does not use consonants in their speech or string words together
- If your child does not understand commands has difficulty pronouncing consonants or is not asking lots of questions by age three
- By your child’s fourth birthday, they have difficulty making friends, using sentences, or answering questions
- At five years of age, your child has difficulty explaining themselves, reading, or understanding why and when
Of course, if you have any concerns about your child’s speech and language development, we would love to chat with you to discuss whether you should be concerned about your child or not, and if they would benefit from speech and language therapy. Feel free to give us a call!
When should I expect to see results from speech therapy?
The length of time it takes before you see results from speech therapy will vary according to how complicated the issues are. That said, your speech-language pathologist will likely set goals that are achievable within a reasonable amount of time of six months or less.
Does insurance cover speech therapy?
Not all medical insurance companies cover speech therapy, but a good portion of them do! Check-in with your specific provider for information on what they cover concerning speech and language therapy. For our part at Ahava Medical and Rehabilitation Center, we accept most major insurances, a full list of which can be viewed on our Insurance page. We kindly ask that you make sure your insurance is active and up to date before your appointment with us.
Where can I find a speech and language therapy specialist?
If you are looking for a reputable speech and language therapy specialist, and live in the area of Flatbush, Williamsburg, Liberty, or Inwood, New York, we have what you are looking for at Ahava Medical and Rehabilitation Center! We have four different state-of-the-art facilities. You can find the addresses and hours of operations here.