Speech and Language Therapy

speech therapist with child

Communication affects a child’s ability to express themselves, socialize, and achieve academic success. Pediatric speech and language disorders affect nearly 1 in 12 American children between the ages of 3 and 17, with the highest prevalence among children ages 3 to 6. Without proper intervention, these disorders can cause frustration that may impact a child’s home and school life.

Children’s Specialized Hospital’s speech-language pathologists are professional trained in the anatomy, physiology and function of speech sound production and feeding skills as well as cognition and language development. They are deeply knowledgeable and able to help children and their families establish better communication and feeding skills that improve their quality of life.

Through a family-centered approach, our treatment team actively involves the child’s family and caregivers in therapy.

Speech therapy can be beneficial for children with:

  • ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Autism
  • Aphasia
  • Speech Sound Production Disorders (articulation, phonological processing, apraxia of speech)
  • Language-based learning disabilities
  • Fluency disorders/stuttering
  • Brain injury
  • Orofacial myofunctional disorders (tongue thrust)
  • Feeding or swallowing problems

Treatment Options

Because no two children are completely alike, each pediatric patient undergoes individualized therapy from a certified speech-language pathologist. Treatment may include:

  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
  • Teaching accurate speech sound production
  • Receptive and expressive language strategies
  • Dysphagia Therapy

Treatment can improve a child’s vocabulary, articulation, understanding and use of language, pragmatic skills, feeding skills, and much more.

Learn more about our Speech and Language Therapy Services (English OR Spanish)

Speech and Language Therapy from a Parent's Perspective:

Children's Specialized Hospital's Family Faculty Member, Isabel Whitenack, shares her personal experience with Speech and Language Therapy.

To schedule an appointment, call 888-244-5373 or click here.

Speech and Language Therapy Locations

Bayonne, NJ

Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center – Bayonne

519 Broadway
Bayonne, NJ 07002

Clifton, NJ

Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center – Clifton
1135 Broad Street
Clifton, NJ 07013

Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center – Egg Harbor Township

6106 Black Horse Pike
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Hamilton Township, NJ

Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center – Hamilton

3575 Quakerbridge Road
Hamilton Township, NJ 08619

Eatontown, NJ

Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center – Monmouth

200 Wyckoff Road
Anne Vogel Family Care and Wellness Center, 2nd Floor
Eatontown, NJ 07724

Newark, NJ

Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center – Newark

182 Lyons Avenue
Newark, NJ 07112

New Brunswick, NJ

Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center – New Brunswick Plum Street

10 Plum Street 6th Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Toms River, NJ

Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center – Toms River

1251 Highway 37 West
Toms River, NJ 08755

Union, NJ

Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center – Union

2840 Morris Avenue
Kenneth Esdale Pavilion
Union, NJ 07083

West Orange, NJ

Children's Specialized Hospital Outpatient Center – West Orange
375 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Suite G100
West Orange, NJ 07052

Patient Stories

  • Everyone was so good. They treated Heaven like a princess, and I felt free. I felt like I didn’t have to stay by her side all the time.

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  • “We are beyond pleased with the services and staff at Children’s Specialized Hospital,” said Nyla’s parents. “All of her therapist and doctors work together to create a plan that works for our daughter. The therapists have been a backbone for our family.”

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  • We started looking into therapy services and discovered Children’s Specialized Hospital, and I’m so glad we did.

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