What is Speech Therapy
Speech Therapy helps people tackle speech, language, and other communication problems that may have begun at birth or after an accident. People of all ages, who have difficulties related to communication, can benefit from working with a Speech-Language Pathologist. Speech-Language Pathologists help treat problems with articulation, vocal pitch and volume, stuttering, and expressive and receptive language.
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Speech Therapy Services
- Articulation and Phonological Disorders
- Causes difficulty producing sounds and words correctly.
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
- Is the use of gestures, sign language, or other tools when children or adults cannot use oral speech to communicate effectively.
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Down Syndrome & Other Syndromes
- Expressive Language Disorder
- Is inability to use speech effectively to communicate thoughts, needs, or wants due to difficulty with putting sentences together, using proper grammar, or thinking of the correct word(s) to use.
- Receptive Language Disorder
- Causes difficulty with understanding spoken language, and the inability to form a connection between words and the ideas they represent.
- Feeding/Swallowing Disorders
- Neurological (Brain) Injuries that cause:
- Dysarthria – Problems with muscles that help one talk; caused by Cerebral Palsy, brain tumors, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, or other brain injuries.
- Aphasia – Inability to produce or comprehend language; caused by TBI, stroke, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s Disease, or other brain injuries.
- Apraxia – Difficulty carrying out purposeful movements to form words for speech; can occur in childhood or as a result from stroke, tumors, or other brain injuries.
For information regarding pediatric speech care check out our Pediatric page.