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Choosing the Right Fit: How to Select a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)

Updated: Sep 30, 2023

When it comes to your child and their needs, you no doubt want to pick the best

possible Speech-Language Pathologist– but where do you start? It can be an

overwhelming process if you don’t know what to look for. Read on for 3 characteristics

you can look for in a Speech-Language Pathologist to insure your child has the very

best care.

1. Experience

According to The Hanen Centre, “A good SLP should know what kind of

treatment is best for your child”. Finding an SLP that has experience working with

Pediatrics and with your child’s diagnosis is crucial. Treatment is going to be different

for each child, so a good SLP needs to be knowledgeable and flexible in applying their

skills. A good SLP also keeps up with current treatment approaches. (Great Speech).

2. Family-Oriented Therapy Focus

A parent plays the largest role in a child’s life. Therefore, it is critical that the

child’s guardian(s) be directly involved in decision-making and involved in their child’s

therapeutic process. A good SLP knows this, is eager to treat the parent as a partner in

the child’s therapy, and is able to instill confidence in the parent (The Hanen Centre).

3. Adaptable, Innovative & Compassionate

Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists work with children of all different ages,

and with all different diagnoses and needs. A compassionate, innovative, and adaptable

SLP will be able to connect well with YOUR child, tailoring the treatment to their needs

and learning along the way. This allows the child to be comfortable and cared for in the

way the treatment necessitates.

At Compass Community Health, our Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologists are

knowledgeable, family-focused, adaptable, innovative, and compassionate. They care

deeply about each of their patients, seeking always to give them the best care.

Compass’ Pediatric Speech Therapy services are here to serve your child and family-

what are you waiting for?


Your health is important. Compass Community Health is here to help.

Reach out today!


-Message us on Facebook @ Compass Community Health

-Call: 740-355-7102

-Address: 1634 11th St, Portsmouth, OH 45662


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