What the community is saying:
Thank you so very much for your wonderful presentation to the women of Side by Side last week. It was so helpful to hear what the children should be doing at different stages and to connect that with appropriate books. Thanks for giving us your evening and sharing such valuable information.
Andrea Z. and Side by Side
Helping Children Develop Good Communication Skills
Because speech and language are critical to social development and academic success, children need strong foundations in communication skills. Laughlin Children’s Center’s Speech-Language specialists address the individual needs of children facing communication challenges, offering personalized treatment methods to help them improve their speech production and develop better understanding and verbal expression of language.
The Speech-Language Department staff members are licensed by Pennsylvania and also hold certification from ASHA, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. They specialize in comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and treatment of children with a wide range of diagnoses. They encourage parents to participate in the progress of their child, with suggestions for in-home practice and support work between on-site therapy sessions.
Congratulations to Laughlin's newest speech-language pathologist, Megan Kvederis, who recently passed all of her licensing requirements and earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence, also known as her "C's".
Megan started with us as a master's student, and interned under the supervision of Patti Bennett, director of the speech department, pictured here with Megan.
Way to go, Megan Kvederis, CCC-SLP!