speech & language Therapy

play-based therapy focused on speaking, language, and oral motor development

 

what is speech & language therapy?

Promoting learning in a fun and naturalistic environment.

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.

 

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Overview

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.  

Service Area

Kidsource therapists provide services to the communities of Benton, Little Rock, North Little Rock, Malvern and Arkadelphia, within the 7 clinic locations and serve more than 900 children and their families in their natural environments throughout central Arkansas.

Benefits

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, minimal paperwork, competitive reimbursement based on experience and 23 billable hours per week is considered full-time and eligible for benefits listed above

Please consider joining our Kidsource Therapy family by sending a cover letter and your resume.