Speech & Language Therapy

“Behind The Need To Communicate Is The Need To Share.  Behind The Need To Share Is The Need To Be Understood” –Leo Roston


What is Speech and Language Therapy?

At KIDSource Therapy, speech and language Treatment is play based therapy that focuses on speaking, language and oral motor development. Adequate speech and language abilities are necessary for children to learn, communicate, and participate with others in play.  Our therapists are highly trained and strive to provide child-centered therapy with play based elements in order to promote learning in a fun and naturalistic environment.


What is a Speech Disorder?

A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds. 

Speech Concerns can include the following areas:

Articulation disorders: difficulties producing sounds in syllables or saying words incorrectly to the point that listeners can't understand what's being said.

•Fluency disorders: Non-fluid speech concerns such as stuttering, in which the flow of speech is interrupted by abnormal stoppages, repetitions (ex. D-d-d-duck), or prolonging sounds and syllables (ex. bbbbbbus).

•Resonance or voice disorders: inappropriate variances with the pitch, volume, or quality of the voice that distract listeners from what's being said. These types of disorders may also cause pain or discomfort for a child when speaking.

•Dysphagia/oral feeding disorders: these include difficulties with drooling, eating, and swallowing.


What is a Language Disorder?

A language disorder refers to a difficulty understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas.

Language disorders can be either receptive or expressive:

•Receptive disorders: difficulties understanding or processing language.

•Expressive disorders: difficulty putting words together, limited vocabulary, or inability to use language in a socially appropriate way.


How Can KIDSource Therapy Help?

At KIDSource Therapy we are here to help address any concerns you may have with your child’s speech or language skills.  The steps to determine if your child is in need of therapy or how we might help your child with their needs are as follows:

Refer:

Call KIDSource Therapy at 501-315-4414 to speak with a patient coordinator about your concerns and make a referral for your child to be evaluated.

Evaluate:

 A therapist will contact you and set up an evaluation as soon as all of the necessary paperwork is completed.

Review:

The evaluating therapist will review the results of the evaluation and be readily available to answer any of your questions or address any concerns.

Treat:

If your child does present with a significant deficit that warrants therapy, then treatment will be set up with one of our dedicated therapists and the journey towards progress will begin.

Foursimple steps to start the journey of help!


Links to Helpful Speech Information:

www.asha.org

www.mommyspeechtherapy.com

www.icommunicatetherapy.com

www.apraxia-kids.org


Links To Speech Fun:

www.home-speech-home.com(Tons of articulation words,  directions, social scenarios, etc .)

www.teach-nology.com ( Great grammar worksheets and tons of other fun resources

www.bigiqkids.com (vocabulary and spelling by grade) 

www.k12reader.com (reading comprehension and grade level language resources www.dltk-kids.com

www.sublimespeech.com (Great for school age!)

www.abcmouse.com

www.mommyspeechtherapy.com (Great for articulation and apraxia)

www.speakingofspeech.com

www.zoodles.com

www.pbskids.org

KidSource Career Opportunities

KidSource Therapy INC-

Pediatric Speech Therapist for Little Rock, Arkansas  area with Arkansas' largest Early Intervention provider of OT, PT, ST and Developmental Therapy.

Kidsource Therapy, started in 1998 as a provider of only Developmental Therapy and has since grown to Arkansas largest Early Intervention provider expanding to serve children to age 21 and their families. 

KidSource therapists provide services to the communities of Benton, Little Rock, North Little Rock, Malvern and Arkadelphia, within the 5 clinic locations and serve more than 900 children and their families in their natural environments throughout central Arkansas.

This position offers significant flexibility - our therapists maintain their own schedules-biweekly pay schedule, CEU reimbursement program, paid time off, employer paid benefits, Flexible Spending Account, Bonus Incentives, administrative support and minimal paperwork, competitive reimbursement based on experience and 23 billable hours per week is considered FT and eligible for benefits listed above.

Please consider joining our KidSource Therapy family by sending you resume and salary requirements to
mrook@kidsourcetherapy.com or call Meredith at 501.326.9603.

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All questions can be directed to our main office and they will guide you to the right person to contact regarding referrals, services, employment or any other questions that arise.

Referrals can be made by calling our administrative office at (501) 315-4414 or you can email us at referral@kidsourcetherapy.com

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