Vision and Speech

Mississippi Society for Disabilities’ Mississippi Speech and Vison Clinic helps remediate communication problems. We are a non-profit organization serving children and adults with communicative difficulties since 1973. Our licensed and certified Speech Language Pathologists provide assessment and services for the following:

  • Articulation delays and/or disorders
  • Language delays and/or disorders
  • Dysfluency (stuttering) disorders
  • Voice disorders
  • Hearing screenings and evaluations

 

Therapy

If therapy is recommended, individual sessions are scheduled and a personalized treatment plan id devised by the Pathologist. With an integral role in the remediation process, parents are encouraged to participate in their child’s therapy but providing follow-up activities at home.

 

Warning Signs

The following information is designed to help you recognize any possible hearing or vision issues that may need to be addressed with your child and their healthcare/ educational providers.

 

TALKING

If your child. . .

 

  • cannot say “Moma and Da-da” by age 1.
  • cannot say the names of a few toys and people by age 2.
  • cannot repeat common rhymes or TV jingles by age 3.
  • is not talking in short sentences by age 4.
  • is not understood by people outside the family by age 5.

 

HEARING

If your child. . .

 

  • does not turn to face the source of strange sounds or voices by six months of age.
  • has frequent earaches or running ears.
  • talks in a very loud or very soft voice.
  • does not respond when you call from another room.
  • turns the same ear toward a sound he/she wishes to hear.

 

THINKING

If your child. . .

 

  • does not react to his/her own name when called by age 1.
  • is unable to identify hair, eyes, ears, nose and mouth by pointing to them by age 2.
  • does not understand simple stories told or read by age 3.
  • does not give reasonable answers to such questions as “What do you do when you are sleepy?” or “What do you do when you are hungry?” by age 4.
  • does not seem to understand the meanings of the words “today,” “tomorrow,” and “yesterday” by age 5.

 

Clinic Staff

Joy Wing, CCC-SLP, Clinic Director

Jill Harrison, CCC-SLP