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What is Speech Therapy?

Speech Therapy is a treatment for children and adults who present any range of the following problems.

Speech Disorders

  • Aphasia – difficulty understanding and formulating language often linked to stroke, head injury
  • Apraxia – challenges with planning and coordinating muscle movements in order to make speech sounds
  • Articulation & Phonology – how we produce speech sounds and the speech patterns with which we use them
  • Dysarthria – slurred speech
  • Fluency – stuttering
  • Voice – difficulties with how our voice sounds, such as hoarseness

Language Disorders

  • Expressive Language – how we use spoken and written language
  • Receptive Language – how we understand spoken and written language
  • Pragmatic Language – how we communicate socially, including but not limited to social language, nonverbal language, social behavior, abstract language, deductive reasoning, etc.

Swallowing Disorders

  • Oral-Motor Disorders – tongue, lips & cheek weaknesses and coordination difficulties
  • Swallowing / Feeding Disorders – difficulty chewing and / or swallowing, tolerance of food textures (picky eaters)
  • Tongue Thrust / Reverse Swallow - often diagnosed through dentist

Other Areas of Treatment

  • Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) devices
  • Cognitive-Linguistic Skills – memory, attention, orientation, following directions, problem solving
  • Executive Functions
  • Hearing Loss – loss of hearing
Adult Speech Therapy Session