Speech, Language and Swallowing disorders in children include Articulation, Language, Fluency, Voice and Dysphagia. These may result from any of the following:

  • Autism
  • Birth defects (cleft lip or palate)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cognitive or other developmental delays
  • Excessive ear infections during first year of life
  • Feeding problems
  • Hearing impairments
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Vocally abusive behaviors
  • Weak Oral Musculature

More commonly, children suffer from developmental delays without a specified or underlying diagnosis. This is referred to idiopathic and is typical with articulation disorders. For more information on your child’s development, please refer to the Speech/Language Milestones Chart.

Professional help should be sought as soon as you become concerned. Early detection and intervention is essential. The most critical time period for speech development is between one and three years of age. No child is too young to be helped, so don't delay in contacting your pediatrician or ATP Therapy, LLC. We would be happy to answer all of your questions and concerns, and if no problem exists, you will be relieved of worry.

Ask about our Speech/Language Screenings (Ages 2-5) $25.00 per child. Group rates are available (10 or more children).

Already scheduled for an evaluation? Please feel free to download and complete a case history form (PDF) in advance and have it ready to give to your therapist the day of your scheduled appointment. It will save you time and allow you to complete the form more accurately and at your own leisure. Thanks!

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Speech/Language Milestones


For more information on your child's development, please refer to the Speech and Articulation Development Chart (Note: link opens in a new window).

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