Diana G. Masker and Associates
Pediatric Speech Language Therapy
Speech and Language Therapy for Children/Pediatrics in Melbourne, Florida and Brevard County.
We are a pediatric speech and language therapy clinic serving children ages 0 to 18 years in Melbourne and all of Brevard County. In providing speech and language therapy to Melbourne, we strive:
1) to provide a very personal service to you, the families, for whom we provide speech and language therapy services;
2) to use effective treatment approaches that lead to observable, and what we have come to believe will be, rapid speech and language changes; and
3) to be educational to families on what they can do at home to nurture and further those changes your children have begun to demonstrate in treatment with their speech, language, learning, reading, spelling, comprehension and auditory/listening skills
fluency/stuttering and voice therapy
(Please see "Our Therapist" page for further specialty areas of expertise!)
We hope that your child’s speech and language therapy/treatment will be recognized as a mutual effort of the speech and language therapist working along side you, the family, to make everyday changes in how well your child learns and communicates.
Generally speaking, our speech-language therapy sessions are individually directed towards one child which leads to much more rapid changes than he or she may be currently experiencing in therapy groups. Speech-language therapy is goal directed - based on your child’s areas of speech, language, and learning needs and your families priorities. Children's progress can be measured and shared with families through regular evaluations and assessments.
Pediatric speech and language therapy is provided in an encouraging and fun setting with toys, game and incentives. We anticipate your child will enjoy engaging and interacting with any one of our master’s level speech-language therapists.
What is Speech?
Speech refers to the production of sounds in spoken language. With a disorder or delay in speech, a child may have difficulty expressing a well conceived thought (a phrase, sentence or conversation) solely because they do not perceive or produce sounds correctly.
What is Language?
Language, on the other hand, is the sharing of communication using conventionally understood words, signs and symbols used by a group or community. In other words, the ability to use words and put them together orderly, grammatically and with appropriate meaning as to fully express one’s thoughts. A child with a language delay or disorder is struggling with formulating a thought into words and word combinations.
It is possible to be delayed in one or both of these areas of communication.
We are providers for Early Steps, Medicaid/Medipass and Children’s Medical Services, Title XXI. We are not contracted with any private insurance companies, however if you have out of network benefits we will happily provide you with a completed claim form with which you can receive reimbursement.
3040 N. Wickham Rd., Suite 4
Melbourne, FL 32935