Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy

West Valley Speech Therapy teaches communication skills that are necessary for social and academic success. We specialize in creating positive and memorable learning experiences that put relationships first, build essential speech and language skills, and improve the lives of each family as a whole. 

Speech therapy services may take place in our clinic, in your home, or online via teletherapy. 
Morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend appointments are available for your convenience! 

 
Child in friendly speech language evaluation with toys
Kid Playing with Wooden Toys
 

How to Know if Your Child Needs an Evaluation

Your child may benefit from a speech and language evaluation if any of the following issues apply:

  • Not reaching language milestones as expected

  • Difficulties interacting with others

  • Feeling frustrated because they cannot communicate their wants and needs

  • Limited ability to follow verbal instructions

  • Stuttering or cluttering during speech

  • Difficulty being understood when communicating 

  • Falling behind in school

Our Speech and Language Evaluation Process

We will begin by evaluating your child's communication skills to determine the type, nature, and severity of any delay or disorder that may be present. Our process includes:

  • A parent interview

  • Formal standardized assessment

  • Rapport building to establish a therapeutic relationship

  • Education about developmental milestones

 

Following the evaluation, we will work with your family to design a therapy plan. All new clients are required to participate in an evaluation unless they can provide a recent evaluation report from within the past 12 months.

What We Treat

Late Talkers • Language Delays • Early Intervention
Articulation Disorders • Phonological Disorders • Motor Speech Disorders
Expressive & Receptive Language Disorders • Play & Social Communication Delays

 

Our Approach to Speech Therapy

West Valley's approach to speech therapy is 3-pronged:

 

We believe in the power of play

We are relationship-centered

We focus on your whole family

Children learn best when they are safe, supported, and motivated to try new, hard things. We take the time to build rapport with our clients by getting to know their interests and incorporating play into our sessions. Plus, we get parents involved throughout the therapy process to make sure that we are all working toward a common goal.

How We Can Help Your Child Communicate & Connect

Therapy sessions at West Valley Speech Therapy are fun, creative, and powerfully effective! We support your child's speech, language, and social development by building upon the foundation of three essential developmental skills: turn taking, joint attention, and the concept of cause and effect​. Our goal is to improve your child's ability to interact with others, understand words and routines, express their thoughts and feelings, develop all age-appropriate speech sounds, and communicate with confidence!

We use evidence-based therapy approaches and integrate proven methods learned from It Takes Two To Talk®, Learn with Less®, and a variety of Simon Says Orofacial Myology Treatment programs: Tongue Tips, Tiny Tongue Tips, and Thumps Up!

Therapy for Speech Delays and Disorders

Speech Delays & Disorders

Speech therapy will help your child:

  • Increase overall speech intelligibility

  • Use correct tongue, lip, and jaw placement and movement for speech production

  • Produce age-appropriate sounds correctly and use them in words and sentences 

  • Gain awareness and skills to self-correct sound errors

  • Build the confidence to communicate and connect!

Therapy for Language Delays and Disorders

Language Delays & Disorders

Language therapy will help your child:

  • Use and understand new words

  • Form longer sentences

  • Apply the rules of grammar

  • Communicate wants, needs, thoughts, opinions, and feelings

  • Ask and answer questions

  • Comprehend linguistic concepts

  • Interact more confidently with peers and adults

  • Experience academic success in tasks that involve listening, speaking, reading, and writing 

Early Intervention therapy services in Glendale, AZ

Early Intervention

Therapy for our youngest clients will help:

  • Improve play skills and increase meaningful interaction with others

  • Increase engagement in routines

  • Understand spoken words

  • Express their wants, needs, and intentions

  • Develop skills for speaking

  • Decreasing frustration and build confidence and motivation to communicate