Helping Your Child Master the Sounds of Speech 

Phonological DisorderDoes your child struggle to pronounce certain sounds? Perhaps they have a lisp or have difficulty mastering sounds like “r” or “l.” If you suspect your child has an articulation or phonological disorder, Bright Horizons Pediatric Speech Therapy serving Atlanta, GA children can help! Our experienced therapists are dedicated to helping children develop clear and understandable speech.

Understanding Articulation and Phonology Disorders

  • Articulation Disorders: An articulation disorder occurs when a child has difficulty producing specific speech sounds. This can make their speech difficult to understand. Common examples include lisps, difficulty with “r” or “l” sounds, and problems with consonant blends.

  • Phonological Disorders: A phonological disorder is a broader term encompassing difficulties with the sound system of language. Children with phonological disorders may substitute sounds (saying “wotten” instead of “rotten”), leave out sounds entirely, or add unnecessary sounds to words.

These disorders can impact a child’s confidence and communication skills. Early intervention from a qualified speech-language pathologist (SLP) is crucial for Atlanta children addressing these challenges and promoting healthy speech development.

Bright Horizons SLPs: Certified to Help Your Atlanta, GA Child’s Speech Shine

At Bright Horizons Pediatric Therapy, our team consists of certified SLPs passionate about helping children overcome speech sound disorders. All our therapists hold a degree in Speech-Language Pathology and a valid Georgia state license. Many of our therapists hold additional certifications in specific areas like:

  • Oral Placement Therapy: This approach uses visual and tactile cues to help children learn the correct placement of their tongue and lips for specific sounds.

  • Minimal Pairs Therapy: Therapists use words that differ by only one sound (such as “ship” and “sip”) to help children discriminate between sounds and produce them accurately.

During the initial consultation, our SLPs will conduct a thorough evaluation to pinpoint the specific sounds your child struggles with. This personalized approach allows us to create a customized articulation therapy plan that targets your child’s unique needs.

Articulation Therapy: Empowering Your Child to Speak Clearly

Articulation therapy is a form of speech therapy designed to help Atlanta, GA children improve their ability to produce speech sounds correctly.

Here’s how Bright Horizons Pediatric Therapy therapists can help:

  • Identify and target specific sounds: Through assessments, therapists pinpoint the exact sounds causing difficulty. Therapy sessions then focus on mastering those specific sounds.

  • Fun and engaging practice: Articulation therapy is most effective when it’s fun! Our therapists use games, songs, and activities to make practicing sounds enjoyable and motivating for your child.

  • Multisensory techniques: Therapists may incorporate visual cues (seeing mouth movements), tactile cues (feeling lip placement), and auditory cues (hearing correct sounds) to enhance learning.

  • Home practice strategies: We equip parents with strategies and activities to continue sound practice at home, reinforcing therapy goals and maximizing progress.

At Bright Horizons Pediatric Therapy, we believe that with the right support and guidance, all children can develop clear and confident speech. If you have any concerns about your child’s speech development, contact Bright Horizons Pediatric Speech Therapy in Roswell, GA today! We offer free consultations and are here to answer your questions.

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Bright Horizons Pediatric Therapy, LLC
Phone: (404) 547-0825
Fax:  (770) 783-6618

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  • Personalized assessments: Bright Horizons Speech Therapists start with a comprehensive evaluation to identify your child’s unique strengths and challenges. This assessment helps create a tailored therapy plan focused specifically on your child’s needs.

  • Play-based therapy: Young children learn best through play. Our therapists use engaging, play-based activities to make therapy sessions fun and motivating, helping your child build language skills naturally.

  • Targeted focus on receptive language: Therapists will work on improving your child’s understanding of language. This includes developing their ability to follow instructions, answer questions, and understand stories.

  • Strategies to boost expressive language: Therapists help your child expand their vocabulary, use correct grammar, and form clear sentences for effective communication.

  • Strengthening social communication: Focus extends beyond just words. Therapists guide your child in developing essential social skills like eye contact, turn-taking in conversations, and understanding nonverbal cues.

  • Techniques for articulation and speech clarity: If your child has difficulty producing certain sounds, therapists will teach them the correct mouth movements and sound placement for improved speech clarity.

  • Parent Collaboration: Bright Horizons therapists believe in empowering parents. You’ll receive guidance and strategies to implement at home, reinforcing therapy goals and maximizing your child’s progress.

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Speech Therapy Near Atlanta, GA

Atlanta ( at-LAN-(t)ə) is the capital and most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is the seat of Fulton County, and a portion of the city extends into neighboring DeKalb County. With a population of 498,715 living within the city limits, Atlanta is the eighth most populous city in the Southeast and 38th most populous city in the United States according to the 2020 U.S. census. It is the core of the much larger Atlanta metropolitan area, which is home to more than 6.3 million people (2023 estimate), making it the sixth-largest U.S. metropolitan area. Situated among the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains at an elevation of just over 1,000 feet (300 m) above sea level, Atlanta features unique topography that includes rolling hills, lush greenery, and the densest urban tree coverage of any major city in the United States.

Atlanta was originally founded as the terminus of a major state-sponsored railroad, but it soon became the convergence point among several railroads, spurring its rapid growth. The largest was the Western and Atlantic Railroad, from which the name “Atlanta” is derived, signifying the city’s growing reputation as a major hub of transportation. During the American Civil War, it served a strategically important role for the Confederacy until it was captured in 1864. The city was almost entirely burned to the ground during General William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea. However, the city rebounded dramatically in the post-war period and quickly became a national industrial center and the unofficial capital of the “New South”. After World War II, it also became a manufacturing and technology hub. During the 1950s and 1960s, it became a major organizing center of the American Civil Rights Movement, with Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph Abernathy, and many other locals becoming prominent figures in the movement’s leadership. In the modern era, Atlanta has remained a major center of transportation, with Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport becoming the world’s busiest airport by passenger traffic in 1998 (a position it has held every year since, except for 2020), with an estimated 93.7 million passengers in 2022.

With a nominal gross domestic product (GDP) of $473 billion in 2021, Atlanta has the eleventh largest economy of cities in the U.S. and the 22nd largest in the world. Its economy is considered diverse, with dominant sectors in industries including transportation, aerospace, logistics, healthcare, news and media operations, film and television production, information technology, finance, and biomedical research and public policy. The gentrification of some of its neighborhoods, initially spurred by the 1996 Summer Olympics, has intensified in the 21st century with the growth of the Atlanta Beltline. This has altered its demographics, politics, aesthetics, and culture.

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