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Speech Therapy

A child with a speech disorder may have difficulties in many arenas of their lives -- learning, development, health, social, and emotional.  We work closely with parents, schools, and other professionals to maximize outcomes.


Occupational Therapy

Our OT services help children develop strength, body awareness, balance, and perceptual abilities. These are needed to acquire gross and fine motor skills and improve your child's interactions the their environment.



Your child's program(s) will be tailored to their own unique needs and objectives.


Our therapists are uniquely trained to use PROMPT. We use this technique with our patients that have trouble with motor-based speech movement such as Childhood Apraxia of Speech. PROMPT uses specialized oral-musculature touches to encourage production of speech sounds.

Myofunctional Therapy/Tongue Thrust

Our therapist are trained in Orofacial Myology, also known as Myofunctional therapy or 'tongue thrust'. We partner with local orthodontists to help decrease the need for longterm braces and/or retainers and to maintain proper teeth alignment.

Kaufman Method

Our SLPs use Nancy Kaufman’s word approximation method to teach children with motor speech disorders such as Childhood Apraxia of Speech. This method eliminates the motor complex part of words making it easier for children to speak words.

SOS Approach to Feeding

The Sequential Oral Sensory feeding program focuses on increasing a child's comfort level in exploring and learning about the different properties of foods, including texture, smell, taste, and consistency. This approach allows a child to interact with food in a playful, non-stressful way.

Success requires teamwork... Meet our team

Our extended team includes parents, the schools, and other professionals as needed. -- Everyone working together.


Our clinical team

Our clinical team of licensed speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists is dedicated to providing excellent services for children in the Decatur area of Atlanta. We work together with parents to create the most effective treatment program for each child.

Our admin team

Our administrative staff  is a vital part of our team. They keep everything running like a well-oiled machine. If you have billing questions, insurance issues, or if you need to reschedule an appointment, they are the ones to call.

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OT Holiday Gift Ideas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are a great time to enhance your toy closets with fun toys that promote the most important developmental skills.  Here are some great ideas from our OT department at PediaSpeech Services, Inc. Happy giving! Squigz-  These are a favorite in the clinic!  They are suction…

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Handwriting, Fine Motor Skills & Pencil Control Oh My!

By Cayla Woodburn As surprising as it might sound, fine motor skills impact nearly every aspect of life. Without fine motor skills, we wouldn’t be able to button our pants, brush our teeth, open our lunch, write our name, and so many more everyday activities. Many children struggle with their fine motor control, precision, grasp,…

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Sensory Tips for Back to School

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  The start of the school year is upon us, which can be great for maintaining consistent schedules, but can be daunting due to the amount of ‘new’ for those that have difficulty with change and transitions. It is essential to manage sensory needs in the classroom for…

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Toe Walking: What Can I Do to Fix it?

Toe walking occurs for various reasons which could involve children with Autism who seek certain sensory input or can be caused by spasticity in the calf muscles in children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). Toe walking is often overlooked, however, it needs to be addressed due to the physical limitations the can come from it. Is…

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What’s the deal With Weighted Blankets?

Weighted blankets are growing in popularity.  They claim to reduce anxiety, stress, sleep disorders, sensory disorders, ADD, and the list goes on.  So do they really work?  The answer is not as simple as ‘yes’ or ‘no.’  It truly depends on each individual’s sensory needs. What is the science behind weighted blankets? Weighted blankets provide…

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Imitating Speech: What is Childhood Apraxia of Speech(CAS) and How Might It Affect My Child?

By Carly Davis M.Ed. CCC-SLP Early intervention (for everything!) has exploded in the past 10-15 years regarding getting additional help for our little ones in whatever they may need. That being said, you have probably been at your child’s checkup where the pediatrician went through the checklist of developmental milestones. One milestone that sticks out to…

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Tips for a Fun and Sensory Friendly Halloween

By Maria Keely M.S. OTR/L Halloween is almost here! While Halloween is a fun and exciting holiday for children, it can be very overwhelming for children with sensory processing difficulties. Here are a few tips to make Halloween a sensory friendly, and fun day! Costume Tips Some children prefer specific fabrics and types of materials…

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Why doesn’t my toddler want to eat real food?

by Jennifer McCullough M.S. CCC-SLP As a pediatric feeding therapist I get asked this question often. Many toddlers ranging in age from 10 months to 24 months come in to see me because they refuse to transition from their bottle/breast feeding and purees to chunky and chewable solids. They refuse by turning their heads, pushing…

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Reading 101: The Importance of Phonemic Awareness

By Renee Cayer B.A. Did you know that children need to have a strong understanding of spoken language before they can understand written language? This article discusses the importance of phonemic awareness—-the ability to differentiate and manipulate letter sounds— that will surely lead your child to reading success! What is Phonemic Awareness? Phonemic awareness is…

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Your child’s handwriting — more to it than you realize!

As an occupational therapist, I get a lot of referrals to address handwriting.  There are several factors that relate to handwriting success, many of which can be practiced and developed at home! Upper extremity support: Developing the scapular muscles and upper arm strength will allow the child to improve his or her posture and have…

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OK, so where do I start?

Insurance & Billing

We accept all health insurances but we are in-network providers for certain companies. We will gladly check your benefits to see what you are covered for.


A thorough evaluation by one of our speech pathologists will give us the best starting point. It will help pinpoint your your child's issues so we can provide the most appropriate, effective, and efficient treatment.

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Find out how to get the ball rolling so your child gets the services that will benefit them now and in the future.

Conveniently located

Winn Medical Center
495 Winn Way, Ste. 210
Decatur, GA 30030