Creating Voices provides speech-language and feeding therapy to patients aging from newborn to 18 years of age.
Creating Voices works closely with the patient's family, pediatricians, and other service providers to assist in addressing the patient's needs in their entirety.
AREAS OF TREATMENT
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE DISORDERS
ORAL MOTOR DEFICITS
PHONOLOGICAL PROCESSING DISORDERS
RECEPTIVE LANGUAGE DISORDERS
SOCIAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Many do not know that speech-language pathologists also work on swallowing and/or feeding impairments. Pediatric Dysphagia is defined by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association as, “Difficulty with any step of the feeding process—from accepting foods and liquids into the mouth to the entry of food into the stomach and intestines. A feeding or swallowing disorder includes developmentally atypical eating and drinking behaviors, such as not accepting age-appropriate liquids or foods, being unable to use age-appropriate feeding devices and utensils, or being unable to self-feed. A child with dysphagia may refuse food, accept only a restricted variety or quantity of foods and liquids, or display mealtime behaviors that are inappropriate for his or her age."
We work diligently to help parents problem solvewhat might be causing a child to have aversions or display difficulty with acceptance of age appropriate foods. We work on increasing a patient’s oral motor skills, tolerance and enjoyment of foods appropriate for them based on age and/ or ability.