A Special Message to Parents:
When your child is not speaking clearly or is not able to communicate well, you may feel considerable anxiety about their future development and sucess in school and relationships. We understand this. Bob has over 30-years of pediatric speech therapy experience, and we love working with children.
Typically developing children develop speech automatically from the environment in which they live and thrive. When there is something in their development that is not quite typical, Bob will identify how to go about a different way to help your child. He has amassed terrific techniques and activities that achieve results. Bob will answer your questions, guide you to work with your child at home on specific activities and games, and help you integrate your child's speech practice into your daily activities.
Speech development during therapy with a child is not accomplished in a 30-minute session. It occurs over the course of every interaction you (and others) have with your child throughout their day. We will help you to optimize those interactions based on the specific speech goals that need to be addressed.
How Much Therapy Will My Child Have? Is More Better?
We see most patients once a week or two times per month depending on the severity of the speech or voice difficulty and the duration of home practice that will benefit the patient most between the sessions. Pediatric articulation issues generally begin with one appointment per week.
The home practice recommended at the end of a therapy session is ample work for the time period between your child's visits when completed as Bob recommends. More frequent therapy visits to our office cannot replace the regular integration of home practice that you will do with your child.
Minnesota Voice & Speech Clinic
6800 France Ave S
Edina, MN 55435
Monday through Thursday