Speech Therapy Services for Children At Pediatric Communication Solutions
Pediatric Communication Solutions provides speech, language, reading/writing, swallowing, and feeding therapy for children throughout Oklahoma. Our goal is for each child to “find their voice” and achieve optimal communication among their families and peers. We strive to achieve great progress and results to help each child and family become more effective communicators in their every day life. Everyone is treated with respect in a supportive, relaxed and friendly environment.
PCS proudly offers the following services:
Childhood apraxia of speech is an impaired ability to plan and sequence the motor movement necessary to produce speech in the absence of any obvious neuromuscular problem. This typically results in reduced intelligibility of speech and frustration. Learn More
Speech sound disorders occur when children continue to have difficulty producing sounds that are expected at a certain age. This can lead to reduced intelligibility of speech, which leads to frustration. Learn More
Receptive language is the ability to understand auditory messages (verbal language). If your child has difficulty following directions or understanding vocabulary, please learn more by following the link below. Learn More
Expressive language is the ability to produce language. It is based on the content (semantics), form (grammar), and use (pragmatics) of language at different developmental levels. If your child has difficulty answering questions accurately or telling stories, click on the link below for more information. Learn More
Reading is a complex process of obtaining meaning from symbols involving phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Writing is a skill requiring knowledge of symbols to communicate by the use of handwriting or typing also involving motor and information processing skills. Dyslexia is a neurological condition affecting the ability to read, write, and spell without a relationship to intelligence. Dysgraphia and/or dyscalculia may also be present with a reading disorder. Dysgraphia is a writing disability affecting handwriting, spelling, and organizing letters. Dyscalculia is a learning disability affecting mathematic abilities.
Bailey Holzhausen is a Certified Academic Language Therapists (CALT) and licensed speech-language pathologist who has a special interest in working with all ages of individuals who have pre-literacy and reading, writing, and spelling difficulties. She has been working with dyslexics and individuals who have learning difficulties since graduating from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She received advanced training in Take Flight, a tier III comprehensive intervention for students with dyslexia/reading difficulties, created by the staff of the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Bailey provides screening and intervention (Academic Language Therapy) for dyslexia/reading difficulties.
Bailey believes individuals given the right instruction are capable of reading, spelling, and writing. She hopes to foster a love for literacy, while instilling confidence and self-advocacy, by creating an individualized care plan in order for individuals to use their strengths to succeed. She hopes Pediatric Communication Solutions will be a safe place for readers and writers to be their genuine selves and feel comfortable while engaging with new material. Teaching will be multisensory and engaging as learners discover the predictability of the English language.
Reading and Writing Milestones: https://www.asha.org/siteassets/uploadedfiles/getting-your-child-ready-reading-and-writing.pdf
Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT): https://altaread.org/about/what-is-calt/
Dyslexia Self-Assessment: https://dyslexiaida.org/dyslexia-test/
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Resonance refers to the way airflow for speech is shaped as it passes through the oral (mouth) and nasal (nose) cavities. During speech, the goal is to have good airflow through the mouth for all speech sounds except m, n, and ng. Children with cleft palate often have issues with resonance. Learn More
VPI is a resonance disorder which results from the inability to close the gap between the back of the throat and soft palate during speech. Children with VPI have speech with excessive air flowing through the nose. Pediatric Communication Solutions is experienced in diagnosis and treatment of VPI. Learn More
Many different things can lead to voice problems for children, such as frequent shouting and poor vocal hygiene. If a voice is rough or a child runs out of air when he or she is speaking, this may indicate a voice-therapy problem. There are many different types of voice disorders that can be helped with therapy. Learn More
Feeding disorders are problems with a range of eating activities that may or may not include problems with swallowing. Swallowing disorders (dysphagia) can occur in one or more of the four phases of swallowing and can result in aspiration—the passage of food, liquid, or saliva into the trachea—and retrograde flow of food into the nasal cavity. Learn more