All children deserve the opportunity to enjoy getting along with other kids, making friends, and achieving their own goals. At PediaTrust, we specialize in helping kids with unique needs achieve more in a caring, friendly, and supportive environment. That’s why we have a staff of dedicated nurses and professionals who are trained to help children with goal-oriented care. And we also provide an educational curriculum to help them achieve more. Additionally, we offer physical therapy and occupational therapy to enhance each child’s time at PediaTrust based on their specific needs. And our daycare offers speech therapy in Lake Charles and several other locations across Louisiana. Learn more about the ways speech and feeding therapy can benefit children. And find out about the excellent, personalized care PediaTrust provides.

How Speech Therapy Can Enhance the Lives of Children

When children have trouble communicating, it can make their lives and development challenging. This is why our daycare provides speech therapy services in Lake Charles and our other locations across Louisiana. PediaTrust has a licensed speech language pathologist on staff to help children grow their communication skills. Speech therapy can bring several benefits. But this is especially true when it comes to children who are still growing and developing their skills. These benefits can include:

  • Improved self-esteem.
  • A greater ability to express thoughts and feelings.
  • Potentially greater levels of independence.
  • Enhanced pre-literacy skills.
  • Improved speech and vocal quality.
  • Enhanced communication abilities.
  • Improved safety and control over swallowing. 

Of course, each child will have their own unique needs and goals. But working with a licensed speech language pathologist can give them the advantages they need to grow their skills. And it’s just one more way that PediaTrust seeks to enhance the lives of the children in our care.

Would My Child Benefit From Feeding Therapy?

If your child is experiencing any of the following signs/symptoms, they may benefit from a feeding therapy:

  • Oral motor deficits
  • Poor weight gain
  • Difficulty self-feeding
  • Choking, gagging, coughing, or vomiting before, during, or after feeds (bottle or solid)
  • Texture avoidance/aversion
  • Difficulty transitioning to baby foods, solids, finger foods, etc.
  • Less than 20 accepted foods at age 2
  • Dropping foods out of diet with no foods to replace them

Our speech language pathologists are highly trained to make observations and determine the appropriate treatment plan based on each child’s individual needs. Also, the therapy sessions will help to teach proper feeding techniques that will be successfully carried over into their natural environment.

The PediaTrust Difference

PediaTrust gives children the enriching experience of traditional daycare as well as the medical support that they need. Our staff is trained to care for and watch over children facing several unique challenges. And this includes, but is not limited to, diabetic care, endocrine disorders, genetic disorders, and neuromuscular disorders. Additionally, we also provide care for children with seizure disorders, tracheotomies, and metabolic disorders, among many other conditions. And when you choose PediaTrust, we develop a personalized care and development plan focused on your child’s unique needs. Additionally, you can receive updates showing your child’s growth and activities while they’re with us. This way, you can stay up-to-date with everything they’re doing, even making friends and playing with them!

Find a Daycare Offering Speech Therapy in Lake Charles and Other Locations Across Louisiana With PediaTrust

Your child deserves the best care. And PediaTrust is staffed with professionals who are committed to providing just that for each child in our daycare. Therefore, if you would like to learn more about how we help kids with unique needs, get in touch with us! Call us at 337-562-7818 for our Lake Charles location. Or, visit our contact page to find the PediaTrust daycare nearest you. Find expert care for your child that you can trust with PediaTrust.