Reasons why a child may need to see a speech pathologist

Sarah Clifford Scheflen, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist, explains the speech issues that taking your child to a speech pathologist can often improve
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Reasons why a child may need to see a speech pathologist

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A speech and language pathologist addresses a variety of areas. I think it is nice to find someone who specializes because there is so much under the speech and language domain. Some of the different areas are speech, if you have an articulation disorder, which is difficulty producing sounds. They also treat apraxia, which is motor planning speech disorder. They treat children with language disorders, which might have difficulty with receptive language, understanding or communicating. They also treat children with pragmatics or social difficulties. They also treat children who may have a voice disorder or a fluency disorder, where they are stuttering. Sometimes they might work with children who have difficulty with feeding, a child who might have a cleft palate. It is really a wide range, and I think it's important to find someone who specializes in the are where your child needs the most help.

Sarah Clifford Scheflen, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist, explains the speech issues that taking your child to a speech pathologist can often improve

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Sarah Clifford Scheflen, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Sarah Cilfford Scheflen, MS, CCC-SLP is a pediatric clinical speech–language pathologist who specializes in working with children with autism and other developmental disorders. She works exclusively with children, primarily between the ages of 12 months to eight years.

Sarah is the founder of Scheflen Speech–Language Pathology, Inc., her private practice in Santa Monica, California, as well as the co-founder (together with autism advocate Jenny McCarthy) of Teach2Talk, LLC, a producer of quality educational products including video–modeling DVDs that teach children a variety of skills including appropriate behavior, social skills, play and language. 

She is also the senior speech–language pathologist on staff at an intensive partial–hospitalization program for autism located at a major public research university located in Los Angeles, California, where Sarah has provided therapy to hundreds of children with autism spectrum disorders and conducted research into various treatment modalities. 

Sarah is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer, and her research focuses on teaching play, social skills and language to children through video modeling.

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