Since 1972, the Beaumont Center for Childhood Speech and Language Disorders has helped thousands of children with verbal apraxia and other speech and language impairments to find their voices. Our highly trained Beaumont Children's speech and language therapy experts use advanced techniques to help children achieve maximum communication capability, functional capacity and social potential.
These dedicated therapists are clinically certified and state-licensed specialists in the area of childhood speech and language disorders. Beaumont is a recognized training center for physicians and graduate level students in the field.
Treatment for Childhood Apraxia
Beaumont Children's offers specialized treatment for children between the ages of 12 months and 14 years. The program includes:
- Individual treatment sessions focusing on intensive speech and language stimulation
- group treatment sessions focusing on socialization skills, as well as carry-over of speech and language skills
- direct parent education, including observation of treatment sessions to enable the learning of techniques for use at home
Parent Involvement and Apraxia Treatment Overview
Parents are an important part of the Beaumont Children's speech and language therapy program from the very start. The first step for new patients is a diagnostic evaluation completed by specialized speech and language pathologists. These therapists then share the standardized test results with the parents.
Diagnostic impressions and recommendations are discussed with parents and an individualized treatment program is developed for each child based upon parental input and the severity of the communication disorder.
We offer individual speech and language disorder treatment sessions up to three times a week until the child achieves his or her treatment goals. Parent observation and education continue throughout the treatment program. Home programs are designed to enhance the child's progress outside the clinic environment. Specialized group programs help each child practice new skills in a group setting, building confidence and advancing the child toward his or her goals.