Speech Therapy Fort Worth

Pediatric Speech Therapy in Fort Worth, Texas

As Speech Therapists, We Understand The Importance Of Communicating With Your Child.

At Little Red Wagon Pediatric Therapy, we specialize in providing expert speech therapy services for children of all ages from birth to 20 years old. Established in 2016, our clinical setting ensures comprehensive support for children’s speech, feeding, and occupational therapy needs. We believe in a collaborative approach with families to ensure the successful integration of skills into home and community settings. Let us be your partner in nurturing your child’s communication skills and fostering lasting independence.

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Speech Therapy at Little Red Wagon Pediatric Therapy

A child’s first words are something that all parents look forward to; often imagining how much easier it will be when they can use their words, instead of crying out of frustration.

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We are proud to have served more than 600 Dallas-Fort Worth area families.

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Speech therapy is a service provided to aid individuals in overcoming communication difficulties that may impact their ability to build relationships and interact with others on a day-to-day basis.

These difficulties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Late talkers

Articulation/Phonology Disorders: Difficulties with the way sounds are formed. If your child struggles with this, it is likely others have a hard time understanding them.

Childhood Apraxia of Speech: These children have difficulty with the motor planning of speech productions. They are highly unintelligible and might appear to try really hard to communicate but they are unable to.

Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders (vocabulary, comprehension, sentence structures, etc.): If you child struggles with this, they may have difficulties following directions, paying attention to tasks, do not use as many words as other children or have difficulty combining words into sentences.

Fluency (Stuttering): Your child might have disruption in the flow of speech and repeat syllables, words or phrases resulting in unnatural speech. Parents often describe their child getting “stuck” on words.

Pragmatic/Social communication: Difficulty understanding the “social” rules of language, such as humor, personal space/boundaries and conversational rules

Little Red Wagon Pediatric Therapy is located in Fort Worth, Texas

Call us today to learn more about our philosophy for care and how we can help your family.

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Does your child need a speech therapy assessment?

Are you unsure if speech therapy is what your child needs?

Speech therapy teaching techniques for children

Do you want to know more about speech issues that children can face? Or do you have questions about a diagnosis your child has received? Here are a few rehabilitation resources to get you started:

Speech Development: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Speech Disorders: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

12 months of age: Your child will say their first word and should soon after having 2-6 words in their vocabulary, other than “mama” and “dada.”

18 months: Your child should be saying approximately 50 words on a regular basis.

18-24 months: Your child will begin to combine words.

24-30 months: Your child should have 200-300 words in their vocabulary.

2 years: Your child should be 50% intelligible to an unknown listener.

3 years: your child should be using 3-word phrases and have a vocabulary of up to 1000 words. Your child’s speech should be 75% intelligible to an unknown listener.

4 years: Your child’s speech should be 100% intelligible to an unknown listener.

We understand it is difficult to seek therapy help for your child and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

We invite you to give us a call If you have further questions regarding speech therapy, or would like to schedule an initial evaluation.

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Testimonials

“They were very supportive, knowledgeable, gave lots of suggestions and referred me to resources I hadn’t thought of. We were encouraged to observe therapy sessions if we wished and they always brought us in to discuss progress we were seeing at home and what they saw with our child.” 

Muriel Buie

“The therapists are great with my son who has Autism. It was a challenge to find a pediatric therapy office for us; now, my son has been able to excel. The therapists are very personable and take the time to go over my son’s progress and give me recommendations on how to deal with meltdowns (that actually work).”

Elissia Jamison

“At the age of 3, my son could only say single words and syllables. At this crucial time in his life, we knew we needed to get him help as soon as possible. They set-up a therapy plan, homework assignments, various goals and deadlines. He made progress within weeks! Each week he mastered his goals and began to truly find his voice.”

Stephanie Moen

Insurance Carriers

Most major insurance companies have plans that cover our therapy services.

Check with your provider to make sure coverage includes the treatments Little Red Wagon Pediatric Therapy offers. If you have a question, or your insurance company is not listed below, give us a call – we’ll be glad to help.

Out of Network Insurance Carriers

FAQ's

What to know about the initial evaluation

  • How long is an initial evaluation?

    Evaluation length will depend on your child’s individual needs; an evaluation may last 1.5 to 2.5 hours.

  • Will the therapist who evaluates my child also treat my child?

    All staff at Goodwin Therapy Specialists are highly qualified and work as a team to help your child meet their fullest potential. Depending on your child’s needs, family availability and therapist availability, it is possible your child will receive services with another therapist following the initial evaluation.

  • Do I need to bring anything to the evaluation?

    Please bring your insurance card and a photo ID. If your child has previously received services from another source, whether it be a different facility or the school district, bring a copy of any prior evaluations/IEP.

What to expect when your child begins therapy

  • Do I need to be present for my child's therapy session? Can I observe the therapy session?

    We deeply value family support and education and believe that it is the key to success when working with our families. For this reason, we do ask that parents plan to be part of their child’s therapy session.

    It is important that you are an active participant in your child’s therapy to ensure carryover into the home/community and for the therapist to answer and address any questions or concerns you may have.

  • How long will my child require treatment? How many times a week will my child have to go to therapy?

    The duration and frequency of your child’s treatment is highly dependent on the results of the evaluation, the child’s motivation to succeed and family participation.

    Since our care plans are highly personalized to each child and based on the child’s needs and severity of their delay, therapy duration and frequency will be discussed at the end of the initial evaluation and following consequential re-assessments.

  • How long is each therapy session?
    • Speech/feeding/myofunctionaltherapy sessions typically last 30-40 minutes.
    • Occupational therapy sessions typically last 45-60 minutes.
  • How do I know what to work on at home?

    At the conclusion of each therapy session, the therapist will provide you with strategies, techniques and written/verbal homework to complete at home until your next session.