Services

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Speech and Language Therapy

Do you have concerns with what information your child is understanding and expressing? Is it difficult to understand your child's speech? Are you worried they may have difficulty interacting with others appropriately?

 

Speech is a very complex process that doesn’t come easily for everyone. At Earthshine, we take an individualized approach with each patient. Our SLPs not only believe in an evidenced based-approach, but also take the time to make each speech session an opportunity for patients and families to learn how to target speech goals.

 

Some signs your child may need a speech and language evaluation:

  • Poor eye contact

  • Limited babbling/low variation of babbling

  • Small amount of words expressed

  • Echolalia (repeating sentences back to you)

  • Difficulty being understood by others

  • Limited ability to form a sentence

  • Inconsistent errors in speech

  • Repetitions of words/parts of words

  • Scripting (repetitions of phrases from movies/shows

 

Here is a "red flag" resource that may help determine the need for a speech and language evaluation.
Language Disorder Red Flags

When should my child be able to make an /s/ sound?

Use this chart to determine if a speech evaluation may be beneficial.

Speech Sound Disorders

Early intervention and involved treatment are both beneficial to your child's success as a communicator. Please feel free to reach out with questions or schedule for an evaluation today!

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Feeding Therapy

Are you having trouble breastfeeding? Are mealtimes a struggle? Feeding therapy is here to support you and your child. If you are concerned about your child's feeding and/or swallowing skills, schedule an evaluation with our skilled feeding therapist and certified lactation counselor.

Additionally, you may also use these resources to determine if your child would benefit from a feeding evaluation. These should be used as a guide. If you notice any "red flags", please talk to your primary care provider or reach out for more information.

Feeding Matters Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire©

6-questions Screener 

We provide research-based services with focus on philosophies of responsive feeding, interdisciplinary collaboration, and family values. Some of the difficulties that may require skilled service include:

  • Gagging/vomiting

  • Coughing

  • Congestion with feeding/drinking

  • Poor weight gain

  • Refusal to eat certain texture

  • Difficulty breast or bottle feeding

  • Trouble transitioning to solid foods

  • Difficulty weaning from bottle

  • Tube weaning

  • Extended mealtimes (>30 minutes)

  • Stressful mealtimes

  • Trouble chewing foods

  • Fussy or irritable with feeding

Early recognition and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders is essential to promote progress and change. Please reach out if you have any concerns. We are happy to answer any questions!