All services will be conducted online to ensure
the safety of our community during the pandemic.
We are excited to look at re-opening some services in-person this Summer 2021!
If you have any questions, please contact nikita@ilrtherapy or call (206) 880-0549.
When language is tough.
We can help.
Pediatric Speech Therapy
Our areas of specialty
learning differences (i.e., dyslexia)
bilingual language development
WHAT IS A SPEECH DISORDER?
A speech disorder is suspected when a child does not say sounds at the expected age, repeats sounds or words, or has a difference in voice quality.
WHAT IS A LANGUAGE DISORDER?
A language disorder is suspected when a child has trouble understanding what others are saying or has trouble expressing thoughts, ideas, and feelings in an organized manner.
WHAT IS A READING DISORDER?
A reading disorder is suspected when a child has difficulty with any part of the reading process including decoding, word recognition, and reading comprehension.
WHAT IS ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING?
English language learners are bilingual/multilingual
speakers who are learning English for the first time. They may have difficulty speaking and writing in English but do not have signs of language disorder. This is not a disorder by itself. However, if bilingual students are having difficulty in both languages (i.e., native language and English), an evaluation is recommended.
When to see a
My child isn’t speaking like other children his/her age.
My child has trouble following directions.
Others have trouble understanding my child.
My child gets frustrated while trying to communicate.
My child has trouble explaining or telling stories in order.
My child reads slowly or with effort.
My child often does not remember details of what is read.
Spelling and/or writing is difficult.
My child often interrupts or goes off-topic when having a conversation.
My daughter was in the 5th grade and struggled greatly with reading and speech. While working with Nikita, my daughter’s confidence and ability to have a normal conversation with her friends improved immensely over the school year. She participated more in class discussions and struggled less and less with word retrieval. My daughter also received the “most improved” award at her 5th grade graduation ceremony. Nikita was kind and patient and connected really well with my daughter. We were extremely fortunate and happy to have Nikita as my daughter’s speech therapist and reading tutor.
- Anonymous Parent, Bellevue, WA, 2016