Express Yourself, NC
social language services for children


Social Language Services for Children

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Express Yourself, NC is a private pediatric speech and language therapy practice serving Durham, Chapel Hill, and Pittsboro, NC.  We provide inclusion-based services which occur in a child's home, preschool, or private school.  

Express Yourself, NC provides comprehensive and individualized assessments and treatment plans for a variety of speech, language, and reading disorders.  We specialize in working with children with social-language disorders, emotional regulation, and children who experience difficulty meeting play milestones.

Contact us today or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to enquire whether our services are right for you and your family


Office Hours

Monday - Friday
9AM - 5PM

☎ Contact
(919) 336-9521


areas Served

Durham, Chapel Hill, and Pittsboro, NC

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Our Services

Inclusive Preschool services

For preschool children, language and play services are provided in the child's natural environment.  This allows for increased generalization and functional use of skills.  Teaching a child how to communicate and engage with same-aged peers within their preschool classroom also increases generalization of skills across environments.

emotional regulation 

Emotional regulation relates to how a person manages his or her emotions.  Emotional regulation is important for engagement in group activities and the development of friendships.  In addition, research suggests an ability to regulate emotions is a key to success in kindergarten and beyond.

social communication

Social communication is the way we use language to relate to others, problem solve, and share our experiences.  Social communication includes both verbal communication and nonverbal communication (gestures, physical presence, eye gaze, etc)

reading and pre-reading

Pre-reading skills begin to develop early in life and initially take the form of engaging in rhyming games and experimenting with words and sounds.  Later, children use many aspects of social language (ex: inferencing, knowledge of idioms) to support their reading abilities.  


Children learn through play.  It is through play that children first learn how to work as a team, how to collaborate with others to achieve a shared goal, and how to problem solve.  Play supports creative thinking and generation of 'out of the box' ideas.  In young children, friendships are formed and solidified through play.

articulation and phonological disorders

Articulation and phonological disorders impact how a child produces speech-sounds.  Speech-sound disorders result in increased difficulty being understood and results in a child's speech sounding different from the speech of their peers. 


When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it is our job to share our calm, not to join their chaos
— L. R. Knost


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