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Speech Therapy

Speech and language therapy treatments focus on the development of receptive and expressive language. Speech therapists improve social and communication skills, which enable children with special needs to express wants and needs more effectively and to develop appropriate social skills.


Does My Child Need Speech Therapy?

Many children with special needs and deficits can benefit from speech therapy.  Here are some common problems and diagnoses that our speech language pathologists can help your children with:


  • Speech/Language Disorder

  • Receptive/Expressive Language Disorder

  • Auditory Processing Disorder

  • Language Processing Disorder

  • Articulation/Phonological Disorder

  • Fluency disorders/stuttering​

  • Feeding Therapy / Picky Eating

  • Social Skills and Communication/Pragmatic Disorder

  • Fluency / Stuttering

  • Dysphagia

  • Oral-Motor/Feeding Concerns

  • Apraxia

  • Deaf / Hard of Hearing Services

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication


What Should I Notice as a Parent?

​Parents know their children better than anyone.  Our speech therapists always want to know what the parents are seeing at home.  Here are some signs that your child may need speech therapy: ​


  • Your child does not babble and is over the age of 6 months

  • Your child is under 1 year of age and is not making or responding to sounds

  • Your child is over 1 year of age and has not produced any words

  • Your child does not appear to speak as well as peers

  • Your child does not seem to understand what is being said to them

  • Your child appears to have an unusual voice

  • Your child exhibits frustration when unable to communicate needs and wants

  • Your child is not understood by unfamiliar people and at times familiar people

  • Your child does not follow simple directions

  • Your child does not respond when spoken to

  • Your child is over the age of 3 and does not produce the sounds /m,n, ng, p, f, h, w/

  • Your child is slow to respond or answer questions

  • Your child has difficulty putting thoughts together to express ideas

  • Your child has difficulty thinking of a particular word

  • Your child has difficulty planning and sequencing actions or tasks

  • Your child difficulty with social interactions (peers, family, community)

  • Your child difficulty maintaining appropriate eye contact


As a parent you know you children better than anyone. So, if you see any of the above problems or conditions, Active Physical Therapy, in Omaha, NE, can help your child.  Call 402-932-2888 to get your child the help they deserve.

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