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, we are also pleased to offer specialized services to adult patients. Outpatient speech-language rehabilitation is provided to adults in the convenience of their own homes and/or at our clinic location. Our adult speciality and passion involves the treatment of neurological speech disorders such as aphasia or apraxia. The average adult patient who benefits the most from our services is a person in their first year of recovery following a stroke.

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