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.
Our 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 and syllables.
- 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.
- Language disorders can be either receptive or expressive. Receptive disorders refer to difficulties understanding or processing language. Expressive disorders include difficulty putting words together, limited vocabulary, or inability to use language in a socially appropriate way.