General Information

Dietrich Speech & Language Services provides a full range of diagnostic testing, treatment and support related to communication delays and disorders. The following sections are not all-encompassing, but do list our most common therapies offered, patient populations and diagnoses treated and services provided.

Parental/caregiver involvement is essential for a child’s communication success. Therefore, parents/caregivers are often encouraged to observe and participate in therapy sessions.

Patient Population Served

We primarily provide speech-language pathology assessment and treatment to children ages birth to 18 years. However, in certain cases, we also provide speech-language services to adult patients. Please contact Kristen Dietrich at 843-810-9198 or by email at with any questions. 

Services Offered
  • Complimentary, no-obligation speech-language screenings
  • Consultations with parents, caregivers, professionals
  • Verification of insurance coverage and benefits
  • Comprehensive speech-language evaluations with report 
  • Personalized treatment plans (with short- & long-term goals)
  • Individualized, creative therapy sessions
  • Education/training for friends, family, professionals
  • 3-month progress notes
  • 6-month and/or 12-month re-evaluations with report
  • Convenient, in-home, one-on-one sessions
  • Observations of classroom* and home environments
  • Attendance of IFSP and IEP* meetings
  • Advocacy for school placement options
  • Transfer and discharge summaries

*Classroom observations and attendance of IEP meetings may occur as permitted by your child's school and the SLP's schedule.

Therapies Provided
  • Articulation & phonological therapy
  • Phonological awareness/pre-reading readiness
  • Auditory processing therapy
  • Expressive & receptive language therapy
  • Play-based therapy
  • Cognitive skills therapy (attention, memory, etc.)
  • Collaboration with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy
  • Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) therapy
  • Social skills training
  • Fluency (stuttering) therapy
  • Other therapies as indicated by delay or disorder

Diagnoses, Disorders & Deficits Treated
  • Angelman syndrome
  • Articulation / Phonological disorders
  • Attention disorders (including ADHD / ADD)
  • Aphasia (all types)
  • Apraxia
  • Auditory processing disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders / Asperger syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cleft palate
  • Cognitive delays and disorders
  • Down syndrome
  • Epilepsy & other seizure disorders
  • Expressive / Receptive language disorders
  • Feeding & swallowing disorders (dysphagia)
  • Fetal alcohol syndrome
  • Fluency disorders (stuttering)
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Hearing / Vision disorders
  • Hydranencephaly & other cephalic disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Literacy (reading / writing) disorders
  • Pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS)
  • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Pragmatic language / social communication disorders
  • Premature birth (related delays / disorders)
  • Rett syndrome
  • Spina bifida
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Treacher Collins syndrome
  • Voice disorders
  • Williams syndrome