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Where Everybody Belongs
At St. David's Center, inclusion is not a practice or an educational strategy, it is a value. Learn how preschool children, like Jonathan, benefit when they have opportunities to play and learn side-by-side with children of all abilities. Watch video.
Play for All
St. David's Center opened the first toddler playground in Minnesota combining inclusive and natural play elements in September 2010. Learn more.
Importance of Early Intervention
Learn how preschool children with developmental challenges, like Joey and Drew, make gains faster thanks to intensive, targeted intervention early in life. Watch video.
St. David's Center proudly meets all of the Charity Review Council's Accountability Standards for non-profits. Charities that meet all standards are granted the use of the Council's "Meets Standards" seal which gives donors indication of a charity's commitment to accountable and ethical practices. Learn more.
What is St. David's Center?
With a 50-year history, St. David's Center has grown and changed based on community need. Learn more about the organization today and our goals for the future in this video overview.
Finding a Toy for Your Child with Special Needs
St. David's Center partnered with Creative Kidstuff to train their staff and develop a website to help you find the right toy for your child with special needs, develop their skills and show you the best way to play. Check it out.
"Tee Up for Tomorrow" Golf Tournament
Golf Hazeltine while supporting St. David's Center at our Inaugural Tee Up for Tomorrow Golf Tournament presented by the Minnesota Vikings and John Randle on Monday, July 15. Learn more.
Focusing on improving speech, language and communication skills, our licensed speech-language pathologists evaluate and treat a wide range of communication disorders.
Depending on your child's individual needs, services may address the following: pre-verbal communication, social interaction, understanding and using language, articulation/phonology, phonemic awareness, motor speech production, augmentative/alternative communication, fluency and voice.
Our speech-language pathologists also address oral-motor and feeding development. Services are typically provided in individual sessions, however group experiences also are currently offered in the areas of social skills and feeding.
Recognizing Speech Problems in Children
A referral for speech and language observation may be warranted if a child exhibits one or more of the following:
- Does not imitate vocalizations or actions
- Has limited non-verbal communication
- Displays a limited variety of communication intents
- Has a limited frequency and variety of sounds or sound combinations in repertoire
- Becomes easily frustrated when speech is not understood
- Exhibits visual groping and/or tension when attempting to imitate sounds/words
- Stutters over words for more than a few weeks, begins to repeat or prolong parts of words and shows signs of awareness or tension
- Doesn't follow direction, even when there are contextual cues
- Is not attempting to put words together in short phrases and sentences after the age of two
All major insurance, Medical Assistance/TEFRA, PMAPs and private pay.
St. David's Center for Child & Family Development | 3395 Plymouth Road Minnetonka, MN 55305 | (952) 939-0396
Serving Minneapolis and the Greater Twin Cities Metro