Speech Therapy - Step Forward Therapy
Arlington Heights Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Group Therapy and Pre-School
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Speech & Language Therapy

At Step Forward Therapy we have highly trained and skilled Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) on staff to assist our clients in developing the skills they need to effectively interact and communicate with the world around them.  Our SLPs provide speech/language services to children who struggle with a variety of language and communication issues including the following: expressive (spoken) language, receptive (understanding) language, pragmatics, fluency, articulation, voice, executive functioning/cognition (planning, organizing, sequencing, etc.), and aural rehabilitation.  A large focus of speech therapy is family input and generalization to school, home, and community.  We utilize the most current treatment methods and up-to-date strategies to meet the needs of each individual child.

Diagnoses our Arlington Heights Speech & Language Therapists treat include but are not limited to:



-Autism Spectrum Disorder

-Auditory Processing Disorder

-Cerebral Palsy

-Down Syndrome

-Social skills


-Selective mutism

-Vocal nodules

-Language delay

-Expressive Language

-Receptive Language

-Pragmatic/Social Language


-Oral Motor


Kids at play


We will provide an evaluation of your child including; speech, language and auditory processing.


Consultation With School Personnel

At Step Forward Therapy, our therapists have background knowledge and experience in working with IEPs and 504 plans. We can consult with you and your school to make sure your child is getting all the services they need to be successful within the school environment.

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Full Spectrum Approach

Areas of speech & language addressed in therapy include, but are not limited to: Articulation/Phonology utilizing a variety of methods (including a traditional articulation approach, Hodson's Cycles approach, etc.)- Apraxia of Speech, Receptive Language, Expressive Language, Pragmatics/Social Language utilizing Social Thinking, Autism Spectrum Disorders utilizing Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS), Fluency/Stuttering, Auditory Processing, and Oral Motor

    • A child who has a stuttering problem
    • A child who has a delay in meeting speech milestones
    • A child who has speech that is difficult for others to understand
    • A child who has low oral motor skills
    • A child who is a picky eater