Our speech therapists work as a team with your doctor, audiologist and psychologist to evaluate and diagnose a patient’s problem with speech and communication. Once the cause is determined, a customized treatment plan is formulated keeping in mind the functional, environmental and social needs at home. Speech therapy also involves correction of swallowing abnormalities to improve nutritional intake and prevent the entry of food into the lungs.
This area is focused on teaching children sounds that they substitute, delete, or add. For example, “bu” instead of “bus”
Stuttering or cluttering
Swallowing and Feeding disorders
Swallowing disorders can affect speech and sounds in children adults, compromising the quality of communication
Individuals with ADHD are at risk for articulation disorders, which affect their ability to produce letter sounds appropriate for their age. They also commonly have differences in fluency and vocal quality when speaking.
a motor speech disorder that results from impaired movement of the muscles used for speech; lips, tongue, vocal folds, and/or diaphragm
The person knows what he or she wants to say, but their brain has difficulty coordinating the muscle movements necessary to say those words
Problems or changes in the structure or shape of the muscles and bones that are used to make speech sounds.
Can cause speech problems as it impacts fine motor skills, gross motor skills and oral motor functioning
Language, affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. Aphasia is due to injury to the brain- a stroke, particularly in older individuals.
Individuals with cleft lip often need speech intervention to treat any speech delays or errors that they might develop.
How Does It Work?
A speech therapist sits with the patient and evaluates the severity of the speech disorder.
The speech therapist diagnoses the underlying cause of the speech disorder.
A schedule for therapy to remedy the cause is planned between the patient and therapist.
Speech Therapy is Beneficial for
- Increased Self-esteem
- Ease of communication
- Improved Sociability
- Support Learning & Education