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.
Support individuals who present with incorrect placement or movement of the teeth, lips, tongue, velum, and/or pharynx to produce speech sounds
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
Support individuals who present with difficulty swallowing, or those who may have low oral motor muscle tone
Support individuals who have a disrupted flow of speech, such as stuttering
Support individuals with improving voice pitch, volume, and quality
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
Autism-related speech disorders
Brain injury-related speech disorders/dysarthria
Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Possible Therapy Options for SLP include:
Language intervention activities
Feeding and swallowing therapy