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First Words Clinic provides exceptional speech, language, communication, and feeding therapy in Helena, MT and surrounding areas. Below you will find more information on our therapy options, assessments, and treatments. 


​First Words certified speech language pathologists provide the following exceptional services:
—Speech and Language Screenings

—Comprehensive Communication Assessments (Speech, Language, Voice, Feeding/Swallowing, Fluency, AAC, Social Language, and Hearing Impaired)


—Individual Therapy

—Group Therapy

—Family and Professional Training

—Modified SOS Feeding Evaluations and Therapy With First Roots Feeding Team (Click here for more information on First Roots Feeding Team — A Modified SOS Feeding Approach)

​​ Assessment & Treatment

We provide comprehensive assessment and treatment for the following disorders or delays:


​Speech Disorders/Delays

  • Articulation (Speech Sounds)
  • Phonological Disorders
  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Stuttering
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Language Disorders/Delays

  • Expressive Language
  • Receptive Language
  • Language Processing
  • Executive Functioning
  • Social Language


  • Feeding-Modified SOS Approach
  • Swallowing
  • Oral Motor
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Brain Injury
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Hearing Impaired
  • AAC
  • Chromosomal Abnormalities
First Root Feeding Team

At First Roots, we understand the complexity of feeding and eating. Our goal is to provide empathy and knowledge to help families get through this process. We pride ourselves in staying current with research and providing up to date treatment approaches that are successful, attainable and sustainable.

Please visit for more information. 


Speech. Language. Communication. ​
It's what we love.
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