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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!