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Speech Therapy

Pediatric speech therapy is designed to treat a wide-range of communication delays or disorders. These may include language delays ("late talkers"), language disorders, social skills, and/or speech sound production skills (like articulation, fluency, and voicing). See our specialty services for information regarding speech therapy to address our Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) Specialty!

Speech Therapy @ HLC Therapy Group

Communication is an important part of everyday life. Whether your child struggles with social language, fluency, receptive or expressive language, and/or speech-sound production, we offer individualized and comprehensive speech language services to build your child's communication abilities.

Developmental Milestones as Defined by American Speech Hearing and Association

Birth to One

One to Two Years

Two to Three Years

Three to Four Years

Four to Five Years

All Communication Milestones

Red Flags for Language Delays

  • Difficulty following verbal directions

  • Not combining words to meet wants and needs by 2-3 years old (i.e. more milk)

  • Minimal or restricted interest in social communication

  • Difficulty asking and/or answering questions

  • Does not respond to name 

Red Flags for Language Impairments 

  • Difficulty asking and/or answering questions

  • Difficulty formulating cohesive sentences

  • Difficulty following multi-step directions

  • Academic difficulties related to reading comprehension or math word problems

Red Flags for Articulation Delays

  • Sound errors or substitutions such as "tar" for "car" or "top" for "stop"

  • Difficultly understanding what your child is saying, can be difficult for new people to understand the child


Red Flags for Fluency

  • Stuttering while speaking

  • Repeating sounds or syllables while speaking that disrupt the natural flow of talking


What is a Speech-Language Pathologist’s role?

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) are communication and swallowing specialists. The SLP provides evidence based treatment practices to improve the child's communication skills.


What is an Occupational Therapist’s role?

Occupational therapists (OT) helps children become more independent in their daily living activities and supports fine motor and sensory needs. When a child is regulated, attention to the SLP will likely improve and learning will be accessible.


What is a Physical Therapist’s role?

Physical therapists (PT) help children develop gross motor and basic movement skills. Providing support for strength and coordination will help your child to have the appropriate postural stability and breath support for speaking.

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HLC Therapy Group, LLC is a pediatric speech therapy services provider in
McHenry County and surrounding areas located in Lake in the Hills, IL.


(847) 829-0922 



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