80 Nashua Road
Building B, Unit 4
Londonderry, NH 03053
What is Speech Therapy?
Speech Therapy is a treatment for children and adults who present any range of the following problems.
- Aphasia - difficulty understanding and formulating language often linked to stroke, head injury
- Apraxia - challenges with planning and coordinating muscular 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
- Expressive Language - how we use spoken and written language
- Receptive Lanugage - 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.
- Oral-Motor Disorders - tongue, lips & cheek weakness 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 Functioning
- Hearing Loss - loss of hearing