Infant-Toddler Therapy

Parents that are concerned that their child, between the ages of birth to three years, might have a developmental delay in the areas of communication, physical development, social-emotional development, self-help and cognitive are encouraged to contact their county Early Intervention Program.

Lancaster County 717-399-7323
Lebanon County 717-274-3415
Dauphin County 717-441-7034

Children are evaluated to determine if they qualify for free intervention services. All free services are provided in the child’s natural environment, such as their home or daycare.

SpeechCare provides speech-language, occupational and physical therapies for the 0-3 Early Intervention Programs for Lancaster, Lebanon, and Dauphin counties. If your child qualifies for any or all of these services, please consider choosing a SpeechCare therapist. You’ll be working with experienced, licensed therapists and employees who care about clients.

If your child does not qualify for speech therapy through the 0-3 Early Intervention Program but you would like to receive private speech-language therapy, please contact our office at (717) 569-8972.

We have therapists that have specialized expertise in the areas of physical therapy, pediatric feeding, occupational therapy, pediatric hearing impairment, positioning and adaptive equipment, speech production, and pediatric language therapy. All therapists have a master’s degree or higher, years of experience, and yearly continuing education.

Therapists will be teaching you skills and providing information that will inform, empower and foster improvement. Clients are provided with a variety of resources to expand their knowledge base. Parents are coached in ways they can incorporate therapy activities into their daily routines.

We are dependable and value your time. We make every effort to be on-time and not to keep you waiting. We try to make every session a valuable learning experience. Likewise, we expect you to be present, on-time, and ready to work during your scheduled session.

We believe everyone has a right to reach their potential. SpeechCare does not discriminate in employment or program services for reasons of race, gender, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, or physical or intellectual disabilities.

We understand that different clients have different needs, goals, and ways of learning.

We want to help, educate and empower our clients so that they don’t need us forever. We believe in teaching clients what to do, how to do it, and where to go to find additional information and beneficial community activities that support continued growth and improvement.

We will be working together. We will be listening carefully to your concerns and needs so that we can share an understanding of your goals. We will provide honest feedback and ask you to do so also.

If your child qualifies for speech therapy or physical therapy with the 0-3 Early Intervention Programs for Lancaster, Lebanon, and Dauphin counties, please consider choosing SpeechCare as your provider. If your child does not qualify for speech therapy through this program but you would like to receive private speech-language therapy, please contact our office at (717) 569-8972.

Resources:
The Hanen Centre: http://www.hanen.org/Home.aspx
The Kennedy Krieger Institute and Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have published a free online video to improve the recognition of the early signs of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Bringing the Early Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders Into Focus (2013, runtime 9:03 minutes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtvP5A5OHpU&feature=youtu.be)

It consists of six video clips that compare toddlers with no signs of ASD to toddlers with early signs of ASD and includes an explanation of how the specific behaviors exhibited by each child are either suggestive of ASD or typical child development. Learn more about the video at http://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/patient-care-centers/center-autism-and-related-disorders/outreach-training/early-signs-of-autism-video-tutorial