Speech Therapy

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. Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) work with people of all ages, babies to adults. SLPs treat problems with articulation, understanding language, using language appropriately, stuttering, swallowing, oral motor, and expressive and receptive language.

“I’m very satisfied with everything done for me here! Keep up the good work.”

-OSPTI Patient

Speech Therapy can help with the following:

  • Articulation Disorder
    • Difficulty producing sounds
  • Expressive Language Disorder
    • Is the inability to use speech effectively to communicate thoughts, needs, or wants due to difficulty putting sentences together, using proper grammar, or thinking of the correct word(s) to use
  • Receptive Language Disorder
    • Difficulty with understanding spoken language, and the inability to form a connection between words and the ideas they represent
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
    • Is the use of gestures, sign language, or other tools when children or adults cannot use verbal speech to communicate effectively
  • Social Communication skills
  • Swallowing/Feeding Disorders
  • Oral Motor skills (Beckman)
  • Stuttering
  • Cognitive-Communication Disorders
    • Difficulty with memory, problem-solving, reasoning, and attention
  • Dysarthria
    • Problems with muscles that help one talk
  • Aphasia
    • Inability to produce or comprehend language
  • Apraxia
    • Difficulty carrying out purposeful movements to form words for speech

For information regarding pediatric speech care check out our Pediatric page.