A Speech Language Pathologist is trained in identifying and treating communication and swallowing disorders. Our goal is to design a program for your individual needs.
On your initial consultation, a therapist will review your history and work with you to evaluate your level of dysfunction. This initial assessment, combined with your personal goals, will serve as the baseline for developing an appropriate and highly individualized treatment plan.
Speech-language therapy is the treatment for most individuals with speech and/or language disorders. A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds, whereas a language disorder refers to a difficulty understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas.
Speech disorders include:
- Articulation disorders which include
difficulties producing sounds in
syllables or saying words incorrectly
to the extent that other people can’t
understand what’s being stated.
- Fluency disorders which include
problems such as abnormal stoppages,
repetitions or prolonging sounds
- Resonance or voice disorders include problems with the pitch, volume, or quality of a child’s voice that may distract listeners from what’s being stated