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Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology

Pediatric speech-language pathologists evaluate and treat communication challenges, both expressive and receptive , that affect a child’s ability to communicate with his/her world.

Specific areas of focus include:

  • Verbal and/or non-verbal communication systems
  • Language development (expressing and understanding)
  • Speech sound production
  • Oral motor development
  • Socialization
  • Executive functioning skills

Aspen’s SLP’s will work with your child to establish effective age appropriate speech and language skills, social skills and oral motor skills.

Specializing in apraxia, motor planning issues, autism, social skills groups, articulation and language disorders.

Our speech therapists are: Lisa Wagner, Ashley Gyori, Bethany Wilks, Brittney Haas and Sarah Mazieka

Helpful Checklist of Skills Children Should Display at Certain Ages

My child should be able to do the following…

18-24 months

●       Uses two or more items together in play

●       Can identify at least three body parts

●       Can find a named object or toy

●       Uses at least 50 words

●       Can follow 1-2 step directions

●       Is able to scribble

●       Can take off their socks and shoes

●       Is eating a wide variety of foods

2-2.5 years old

●       Puts two or more words together

●       Is able to point out actions in pictures/shared book reading

●       Can stack at least five blocks in a tower

●       Uses more than 100 words

●       Is ok with touching a variety of textures

2.5-3 years old

●       Can copy a vertical and horizontal line

●       Is able to string large beads

●       Communicates in short sentences

●       Uses a toy to represent a variety of things

●       Can follow activities with multiple steps

3-4 years old

●       Their speech is understood at least 75% of the time

●       Can follow directions with prepositions like “in” and “on”

●       Can dress and undress with some assistance

●       Can cut across a piece of paper with scissors

●       Can tell a simple story

●       Is able to logically answer basic questions

4-5 years old

●       Their speech is clearly understood by all listeners

●       Can build a tower of more than 10 blocks

●       Can hold their pencil like an adult

●       Is able to use proper grammar in conversation

●       Is able to recognize at least 10 letters of the alphabet

●       Can cut along a straight line

●       Can dress independently

If your child is unable to demonstrate the listed skills consistently and without help then a comprehensive evaluation is recommended.

Please contact the Aspen Center at 984-304-4555 or