Speech Therapy Services

“If children can’t learn the way we teach, then we have to teach the way they learn”

– Ignacio Estrada

Discover the Benefits of Speech Therapy Services in West Chester, PA

Communication is the key to developing relationships. Through engaging and evidence-based therapeutic techniques, we can help your child grow to reach his or her full potential. Each child’s speech-language therapy plan is personalized based on developmental milestone norms and are closely aligned with family preferences for their child’s unique goals. We work with caregivers to create a personalized, compassionate, and effective speech-language therapy plan that drives real progress and positive change at home and school. We will communicate with the caregiver after each session to provide simple strategies and develop a home program that ensures stress-free practice, which will encourage the development of good communication across a variety of settings, as well as accelerate your child’s progress!

Together we will advance your child’s communication abilities to achieve lasting success.

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Our Speech Therapy Services

We provide individual in-person and teletherapy speech-language therapy services. We treat the following conditions and disorders:

Receptive & Expressive Language Delays/Disorders

  • Limited words or vocabulary

  • Difficulty following directions

  • Trouble asking/answering questions

  • Difficulty combining words into phrases

  • Challenges with grammar or word order

  • Difficulty using correct pronouns

Articulation & Phonological Delays/Disorders

  • Speech that is difficult to understand

  • Difficulty saying certain sounds

  • Distorting sounds such as /S/ and /R/

  • Leaving sounds off the end of words

  • Limited repertoire of sounds

  • Substituting sounds (like saying “tat” for “cat”)

Social Thinking & Pragmatic Challenges

  • Difficulty following social cues

  • Trouble changing language according to the situation

  • Challenges following rules for storytelling or conversation

Fluency/Stuttering Disorders

  • Disruptions in the flow and/or normal rate of speech

  • Repeated words, sounds, or syllables

  • Secondary characteristics and behaviors associated with stuttering, such as facial grimacing or tapping

What exactly is Speech Therapy? It’s a service provided by highly trained professionals called Speech Language Pathologists (or Speech Therapists) who help children improve their ability to communicate effectively. Whether your child has trouble with speech sounds, articulation, expressive and receptive language, fluency, stuttering, lisp, speech sound disorders, speech delays, or phonological processing, we’ve got you covered.

Our friendly team of Speech Therapists will work closely with your child to identify areas of difficulty and develop a personalized treatment plan to help them reach their communication goals. We use fun and engaging activities to make learning enjoyable for our students.

During your child’s Speech Therapy sessions, we’ll work with them to improve their speech and language skills, and provide you with strategies and techniques to use at home to support their development. Plus, our team will always be on hand to answer any questions you may have about your child’s communication development.

If you’re worried about your child’s speech and language development, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for an evaluation. We’re here to help your child achieve their full potential and improve their social interaction, academic performance, and self-esteem.

Meet Rachel Vanderslice

MS, CCC-SLP Certified

Rachel Vanderslice, MS, CCC-SLP is an experienced and passionate pediatric speech-language pathologist with over 5 years’ experience working with students who have a variety of speech, language, and communication needs.

She specializes in the diagnoses and treatment of articulation and phonological disorders.

Rachel’s credentials include:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Sciences & Disorders (West Chester University)

  • Master of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders (Stockton University)

  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC)

  • Delaware State Licensure

  • Pennsylvania State Licensure

I love helping children of all ages communicate at their full potential. Watching them build confidence by enhancing their speech and language skills is invaluable to me!