About

In our fast-paced world, well-developed listening, learning and speaking skills are essential. Parents turn to PSLS because research has shown that effective speech, language, social communication therapy and academic support at the right time can greatly improve a child’s chances of success in school and in life.

Knowledge and Focus

Founded in 1989, Pediatric Speech and Language Specialists is Phoenix’s leading provider of services that help children through young adults improve their ability to learn, communicate and interact with their peers. Because speech, language, social communication and learning disorders are our focus, we believe we are better positioned to affect change than schools or hospital-based programs.

Personalized Service

We are widely known for our thorough evaluations and comprehensive reports, which help parents and other professionals understand a child’s strengths and weaknesses. We dedicate as much time as necessary to identify a client’s needs in order to develop an effective treatment program.

Experienced Therapists

Our staff are trained in the latest, most innovative and research-based therapies. Collectively, they have decades of experience working with individuals diagnosed with conditions ranging from Autism spectrum disorders and attention deficit disorder to feeding difficulties and dyslexia.

Individualized Service

Realizing that “one therapy approach doesn’t fit all,” we tailor our therapies to help each individual overcome his or her challenges. Our therapists regularly attend national continuing education conferences to ensure we stay ahead of the most cutting-edge treatments available. PSLS offers a broad spectrum of speech and language therapy, feeding, executive function skills, Social Thinking®/social communication skills development, and reading/writing intervention. Babies through young adults are evaluated and an individualized treatment plan is put into action to meet the individual's specific communication and learning needs.

Breakthrough Technology

We have access to the latest software, devices and online resources to help individuals of all ages improve their ability to talk, listen, read, write and remember. Computer-based interventions can motivate clients, help them reach their goals faster, and teach language, learning and communication skills in stimulating and attention-grabbing ways. As a result, we always look for ways to incorporate the latest technologies into our therapy and education programs. We can “prescribe” software to enhance skill building during therapy sessions and also for home use.

Client Support

We are committed to guiding clients through the complex decision-making process of securing the best possible speech and language services – whether or not we are providing those services. We will consult and work with the school team to make sure a child receives all of the services he or she needs and deserves. Most importantly, we work together with a child’s family members, teachers and other professionals to ensure that newly learned skills are carried over into school and the home.

Comfort and Convenience

We provide our services at our state-of-the-art centers in Scottsdale and Chandler Arizona. We provide a kid-friendly atmosphere - no white coats or sterile exam rooms!

Our Speech Therapists work with all ages

Early Intervention Speech Therapy

We believe early detection and treatment of delays involving communication skills can greatly improve a child’s chance of success in school and in life. Pediatric speech therapy generally starts with kids who are at least 12 months old and have begun showing difficulties following simple commands or limited sounds for the development of words. Once a delay has been identified, it’s never too early to begin speech-language therapy. We work with children starting as young as 12 to 18 months who are showing signs of speech and language delays.

Through Adulthood!

We continue to see clients through young adulthood. Speech, language and learning challenges can continue to arise and affect individuals their entire lives. When young adults come for services they typically understand the impact these deficits have continued to have on them in academic and social areas of their lives.