Pediatric Services

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Evidence based practice and latest research based assessments are used to evaluate each child and determine his/her strengths and weaknesses. Family concerns are addressed during the course of assessment and therapy. Caregivers are also educated about the techniques that are utilized during sessions. Carryover activities and ideas are provided to use with the child on daily basis in order to reinforce the work done in therapy.

Pediatric diagnoses that require speech language therapy remediation, which are treated in this practice:

  • Dyslexia and Reading Disabilities
  • Social Pragmatic Language Disorders
  • Auditory Processing Disorders (APD)
  • Specific Language Impairment (SLI)
  • Speech and Language Deficits secondary to Psychiatric Diagnoses (e.g., Impulse Control Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, etc.)
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
  • Articulation Deficits and Phonological Disorders (e.g. severely disordered speech)
  • Motor Speech Disorders (e.g., Childhood Apraxia of Speech, CAS)
  • Fluency Disorders (Stuttering and Cluttering)
  • Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders/Delays
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Cognitive Impairments/Intellectual Disability
  • Genetic Syndromes (e.g., Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, Fragile X, Angelman’s Syndrome, etc)
  • Neurological Disorders (e.g., Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury, seizure disorders)

We offer a variety of Comprehensive Specialty Assessments including but not limited to:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders Functional Communication Assessments
  • Motor Speech Disorder Assessments (e.g., CAS)
  • Auditory/Language Processing Assessments
  • Vocabulary, Word Retrieval, Discourse and Narrative Assessments
  • Problem Solving, Critical Thinking and Executive Function Assessments
  • Pragmatic Communication and Social Language Assessments
  • Dyslexia and Reading Disabilities Assessments

Are you aware that according to NJ parental rights in special education (page 8) if you have doubts that your child will be assessed fairly or disagree with the school district’s evaluation/reevaluation results, you are entitled to ask for an independent evaluation. You can request an independent evaluation if you determine that the district’s evaluation/reevaluation was not performed correctly, was incomplete or did not provide you with the information you were seeking.  To request a consultation or obtain a letter template, requesting an independent educational evaluation from a school district with Smart Speech Therapy LLC, please contact us via phone or email provided on our website.