Melinda Bumgarder Schatz MS CCC-SLP, speech therapist at Child and Family Development endorses an assertion from a recent Friendship Circle post by Becca Eisenberg about the importance of speech therapy for nonverbal children. Melinda confirms that speech therapy is important for many different types of delays and disabilities, but even more so for children who are not communicating with words.
Melinda shares that many people have the misconception that if someone is unable to speak that they can not communicate. Speaking is just one way we communicate! Other ways that people communicate include gestures, sign language, facial expressions, photographs, pictures and low and high tech devices that produce speech.
She loves helping children find their ‚Äúvoice‚Äù, even if it is not using spoken words!
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Our team of 8 speech therapists collaborate with one another in our offices. We use various treatment methods to create custom communication devices for our clients and work with pertinent community colleagues, including augmentative communication vendors and providers.
Child and Family Development is accepting referrals for speech therapy in both our Charlotte and Pineville offices. We are in-network with many insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC, Cigna, Medcost, North Carolina Medicaid, Primary Physician Care and United Health Care. Clients also may pay privately and access out-of-network benefits.
Read more about our speech therapy services and free phone consultations here.