Speech therapy is often viewed as being for children who are talking, but speech therapists are for so much more than adjusting the way we speak. Since you’re here, you’ve probably already determined that your little one could benefit from speech therapy. Perhaps it’s for feeding or even swallowing. Whatever the reason, finding the right person for the job can be overwhelming, that’s why I’m here. Check out my top three recommendations for pediatric speech therapists in Akron, OH.
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Beyond Speech Therapy is an all-in-one speech therapy office in the greater Akron area. They also offer occupational therapy for families who are looking for a one stop shop! The reason I adore this location is because they are the epitome of patient-first care. Everything they do, from the way they check you in to conduct an intake to proceed with treatment, is all about you and your child. Their goal is to not just provide treatment and help your kiddo, but ensure you understand why they are doing what they are doing, how you can keep progress going at home, and keep both you and your child comfortable.
They employ the best pediatric speech therapists in Akron, OH to provide care and they specialize in three areas. This includes Apraxia, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Early Intervention. Not many speech therapy offices specialize in early intervention, which is why it can be difficult to find a speech therapist for newborns and babies, but not here. They also provide care for expressive and receptive language which can be great for the future!
Akron Children’s Hospital is probably the most well-known spot for medical childcare in the area. If you haven’t heard of them yet, well now’s your chance! They are a premier hospital with an incredible speech therapy unit. Their speech therapists are all highly trained in their field and many of them have niche specialties that directly relate to newborn or baby care.
Although this is a hospital, which means it’s quite large, the speech unit feels intimate. The staff is always friendly, welcoming, and they take the time to get to know you. You’ll notice that during your little one’s speech sessions, you are the top priority. That is your child’s time, and the therapists know that. They ensure you always feel taken care of, keep you updated on your child’s goals and progress, and do their best to keep your munchkin comfortable and happy the entire time!
Located in Fairlawn, just 10 minutes outside of the downtown Akron area, is one of the best places to find pediatric speech therapists in Akron, OH. LLA Therapy is a pediatric office that caters to children of all developmental abilities and provides six kinds of therapy! Not only can you of course get speech therapy here (otherwise what good does it do being on my list?), but also occupational, physical, behavior, reading, and online therapy. They do evaluations based on what your pediatricians’ recommendations but can also provide recommendations of their own based on what they see.
Their speech therapists are exactly what you would want in care for your child. They offer traditional speech therapy that works on pronunciation and tongue movements, but also myofascial weaknesses and swallowing dysfunction. If you are seeking speech therapy for a baby, then you’re likely looking for swallowing dysfunctions and the therapists at LLA therapy are ready to help!
There are dozens of pediatric speech therapists in Akron, OH, but finding the perfect one for your family is about more than just credentials. You need someone who is going to provide you with excellent care, familial support, as well as be patient and understanding. Any of the speech therapy offices on this list are guaranteed to do that and more! You can’t go wrong, but please come back and let me know who you chose and how it’s going, I’d love to hear from you!
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