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Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy

There is a wonderful resource in Pooler that provides accessible Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy for children. Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy is an outpatient pediatric therapy clinic with two offices located in Richmond Hill and Pooler.

“Our mission is to help each child reach his or her fullest potential. We do this through providing top-notch, evidence-based therapeutic principles within a fun-loving, supportive and caring environment,” said owner Beth Adkisson Fleming, M.S., CCC-SLP and SLP (Speech Language Pathologist).

Speech Therapy The primary goal of Speech Therapy is to improve your child’s communication skills. Most children make some mistakes as they learn to say new words. However, a speech sound disorder occurs when mistakes continue past a certain age. Speech sound disorders include problems with articulation (making sounds) and phonological processes (sound patterns). Some children have a receptive language disorder, which is when a child has problems with understanding, and/or has problems with expressive language, or the ability to communicate verbally. It is very common for children to have problems with both understanding and verbally communicating.

We also treat children with voice disorders, which are problems with voice quality, loudness, pitch, and resonance, as well and fluency disorders, more commonly referred to as stuttering.

Our Speech-Language Pathologists also help children who do not have the ability to verbally communicate find their voice either through teaching them sign language or learning how to communicate using an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Device.

OT & PT Therapy Some children struggle with learning the gross motor skills required to sit, crawl, stand, walk, climb or even to ride a bike. Our Physical Therapists work with children of all ages and abilities to learn these skills.

Occupational Therapy can help kids become more independent and better at completing tasks through teaching them the fine motor and coordination skills required to complete Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as cutting, writing, buttoning a shirt, brushing their teeth or hair and even dressing themselves. Physical impairment, injuries and a host of other issues can hamper a child’s ability to perform common tasks or progress normally through the stages of social or cognitive development.

Therapeutic success is determined by several factors. Beth says, “Consistency and persistence are key. Treatment sessions for kids should have a healthy dose of play and a playful spirit throughout. Children like coming here. We make it fun.”

“Our therapists are dedicated to providing children, families and physicians with the highest quality therapy services available within a fun learning environment. Children like coming here because we combine a healthy dose of play and a playful spirit throughout,” says Beth. “We have wonderful therapists—we have been blessed.”

To continue helping with the early identification of developmental delays and disorders during our time of social distancing, we have created free virtual screening tool for children ages 1 to 6. This screening can be used by parents to find out if their children are on track with reaching essential developmental milestones or whether a full evaluation may be warranted. Parents can access this checklist at

(912) 988-1526 110 Pipemakers Circle, Ste 115 Pooler, GA 31322 2453 G Hwy 17 South Richmond Hill, GA 31324