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What is Speech therapy?

Speech Therapy (ST) is the evaluation and treatment of communication disorders performed by a Speech-Language pathologist (SLP), typically referred to as a Speech Therapist.

What Our Speech Therapists Do

Our Speech therapists assess and treat speech and language impairments, including oral motor and feeding issues, expressive and receptive communication, fluency, and articulation.

Articulation

Support individuals who present with incorrect placement or movement of the teeth, lips, tongue, velum, and/or pharynx to produce speech sounds

Receptive/Expressive Communication

Support individuals who have difficulty comprehending spoken language or using spoken language to express his or her thoughts and ideas with others in an effective manner

Oral Motor/Feeding

Support individuals who present with difficulty swallowing, or those who may have low oral motor muscle tone

Fluency

Support individuals who have a disrupted flow of speech, such as stuttering

Voice

Support individuals with improving voice pitch, volume, and quality

PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS

Support individuals who present with patterns of speech sound errors that many children use to simplify speech as they learn to speak

Common Diagnoses for Children who are referred to Speech Therapy

  • Childhood apraxia of speech
  • Orofacial myofunctional disorders
  • Speech sound disorders/articulation disorders
  • Stuttering and other fluency disorder
  • Receptive disorders
  • Autism-related speech disorders
  • Selective mutism
  • Brain injury-related speech disorders/dysarthria
  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Possible Therapy Options for SLP include:

  • Language intervention activities
  • Articulation therapy
  • Feeding and swallowing therapy
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