Speech and Language Pathology (SLP)

Helping your child with autism thrive

Speech and Language Pathology (SLP)

Helping your child with autism thrive

Speech and Language Pathology (SLP)

Helping your child with autism thrive

Speech and Language Pathology (SLP)

Autism care that helps your child flourish

An individual with autism may have challenges with communication and social skills. They may find it hard to have conversations and may not notice social cues. All individuals with autism have some degree of challenge with communication, such as making friends or maintaining relationships at school.

Speech therapy plays an important role in autism treatment. A Speech Language Pathologist can aid the individual with building communication and social skills in different settings like home and school. SLPs can also assist in learning to use Augmentative and Alternative (AAC) devices if they need help communicating.

Our goal at Mercy Plus is to assist patients in improving their communication skills across all settings using evidence-based treatment approaches targeted toward your child’s specific needs!

Why Choose Mercy Plus?

We have Autism specialists ready to assist

We pride ourselves on achieving results. We create customized patient-centered treatment plans and work with your schedule. Ongoing education is provided to our staff to ensure best practices are followed.

Answers to Frequent Questions

Questions about our autistic care services Answered

Speech disorders occur when a person has difficulty producing speech sounds correctly or fluently (stuttering is a form of disfluency) or has problems with their voice quality.

Language disorders occur when a person has trouble understanding others (receptive language), or sharing thoughts, ideas and feelings (expressive language). Language disorders may be spoken or written and may involve the form (phonology, morphology, syntax), content (semantics), and/or use (pragmatics) of language in functional and socially appropriate ways.

Social communication disorders occur when an individual has trouble with the social use of verbal and nonverbal communication. These disorders may include problems such as:

  • Communication for social purposes such as greeting, commenting, and asking questions
  • Talking in different ways to suit the listener and settings
  • Following rules for conversations and story-telling

Characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) include social communication difficulties.

Speech-language pathologists, also referred to as SLPs, are experts in communication, skilled in speech sounds, language, literacy, social communication, voice fluency, cognitive communication, and feeding/swallowing. SLPs work with populations of various ages and various needs.

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