Locations

SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPY

Adult/Orthopedic Center
230 Broad Street Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003

Business: 973-680-1971
Fax:
973-680-4837

Adult/Orthopedic Center
Fells Plaza-Suite 105
825 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, New Jersey 07044

Business: 973-239-1176
Fax:
973-239-9201

Pediatric Center
Fells Plaza-Lower Level
825 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, New Jersey 07044

Business: 973-239-1176
Fax:
973-239-9201

The Bloomfield Institute of Therapy Pediatric Center is here to help enhance the quality of your child’s life by improving their ability to communicate with family members and peers, so that they may reach their full potential. Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy provides assessment and treatment of your child’s communication skills. These include speech, language, play, and interaction development. The focus of treatment may be on oral-motor skills, stuttering, tongue thrust, voice, language, articulation, or augmentative communication.

  • If your child has not been evaluated for speech and language skills, The Bloomfield Institute of Therapy Pediatric Center is a great place to start! In our friendly, playful environment, we offer comprehensive speech and language assessments which are performed to determine whether or not communication skills are developing typically, and whether or not professional intervention is warranted.  

Who can benefit from Speech and Language Therapy Services?
Children require speech-language therapy for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to the following:

  • Hearing impairments
  • Cognitive(intellectual; thinking) or other developmental delays
  • Weak oral muscles
  • Birth defects such as cleft lip or cleft palate
  • PDD/Autism
  • Central Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Apraxia
  • Motor planning problems
  • Respiratory problems (breathing disorders)
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury

Speech & Language Warning Signs:

Does you child demonstrate any of the following?

  • Increased frustration during communication attempts
  • Preservative or repetitive behaviors
  • Decreased interest in social situations by age 24 months
  • Loss of skills previously mastered
  • Decreased eye-contact
  • Lack of imitation skills
  • Decreased/lack of appropriate play skills
  • Absent pointing by one year of age
  • Difficulty with transitions
  • Limited sound repertoire
  • Leaving off first sound of a word
  • Inconsistent sound errors
  • Randomly says a word accurately, then doesn't use it again
  • No words produced consistently by 16 months
  • Delayed response time
  • Increased need for repetition for response to commands, directions, and questions


Comprehensive Assessment Includes:

  • Articulation/Speech
  • Language Skills (Receptive and Expressive)
  • Oral-Motor/Feeding/Swallowing
  • Voice
  • Fluency
  • Play and Social Skills
  • Auditory Processing  

Therapeutic Intervention:

  • Articulation/Speech Therapy
  • Language Therapy (Receptive and Expressive)
  • PROMPT Therapy
  • Feeding and Swallowing Therapy
  • Oral-Motor Therapy
  • Play and Social Skills Training Therapy
  • Auditory Processing Training

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