Conveniently located in Berkeley Heights, NJ
Emily Root, MA, CCC-SLP

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Welcome to Pediatric Speech Language & Learning Center

Founded in 2004, the Pediatric Speech, Language & Learning Center has been helping children throughout New Jersey overcome their communications difficulties. Our three core areas are stuttering, language delays and articulation, however, we also provide speech and language services for children who present with communications impairments due to apraxia, voice disorders, auditory processing disorders, and autism.

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In-Person Sessions Available During the Pandemic

We are frequently asked if we are still seeing patients during the pandemic. The answer is yes. We offer our families flexibility. You have the choice of in-person, teletherapy services or a mix of both. We have appointments available Monday through Saturday mornings, afternoons and evenings.

What we treat

Stuttering

Is my child's stuttering becoming an issue at school? Read more.


Language Delays

When should my child be combining words? Read more.


Articulation

Will my child outgrow certain speech errors like "W" for "R?" Read more.


Our Services

Independent Evaluations

Providing a second opinion for parents seeking an IEP. Read more.

Structured Play - Language Therapy

Evidence-based linguistic theory has shown that your child learns best through play and working on their individual language goals. Read more.

Social Skills Practice

Through role play and plans based on your child's strengths and weaknesses, we can improve social language skills. Read more.

Professional Consultations

Let us advocate for your children in school with healthcare professionals and insurance companies. Read more.

Schedule An Appointment

Before scheduling your first appointment, please contact us for an evaluation. If you've had an evaluation within the past year, it can be used to initiate therapy services, but you must contact us before scheduling your first appointment. Feel free to call or fill out the form below. 

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Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday
    09:00 am - 06:30pm
  • Saturday
    09:00 am - 01:00pm
  • Sunday
    Closed

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take insurance?

While we don't take insurance, we will work to help you get reimbursed if your insurance does cover speech therapy and if it covers out of network speech therapy by providing documentation letters and giving you itemized receipts ever week with specific codes used in billing. We accept cash, personal checks and Visa, MasterCard and American Express. We also accept Venmo and PayPal.

What do you specialize in?

We specialize in stuttering. We also see clients who present with diagnoses of articulation, autism and language delays.

What ages do you see?

We see children as young as 12 months up to 21 years old. For clients who stutter, we see children of all ages and adults.

Are you seeing clients in the office during the pandemic?

Yes. Families have a choice. We are seeing clients in the office as well as via teletherapy. For in person session, children over the age of 4 must be masked whether or not they are vaccinated.

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