Speech Therapy Services for Children At Pediatric Communication Solutions
Pediatric Communication Solutions provides speech, language, 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:
(Literacy Screening and Treatment)
Bailey Holzhausen is a 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 (OUHSC). Bailey is a trainee affiliate with the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) completing training to become a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) at Payne Education Center in Oklahoma City, OK and is expected to be certified in the spring of 2023. She is receiving 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. As Bailey is on her way to becoming a CALT, she is gaining expert experience and knowledge about dyslexia and related learning differences. She is learning how to teach written language skills including reading, writing, and spelling. Additionally, she is acquiring assessment skills to screen for dyslexia and related difficulties. Screening will assist in creating an academic language care plan along with referring for additional testing, if needed. Important focus areas to ultimately read smoothly and gain meaning and enjoyment from text include: executive functioning skills, working memory, reader’s confidence, receptive and expressive language abilities (phonology, semantics, pragmatics, morphology syntax), phonological skills, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, word origins, and reading comprehension. Bailey believes if an individual is given the right tools and instruction every person is 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 so your child will use his/her strengths to succeed. She hopes Pediatric Communication Solutions (PCS) will be a safe place for readers and writers to be their genuine selves and feel at ease and comfortable to make learning mistakes while engaging with new material. Sessions will follow a routine in which individuals will expect what will come next which will lead to greater success and less frustration. In addition, teaching will be multisensory and engaging as learners discover how English is more predictable and less confusing than originally thought. She hopes you and your child feel seen and cared for through this entire process. We look forward to meeting you and your child at PCS!
Reading and Writing Milestones
Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT)
Additional Resources/Home Practice
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
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