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Speech Therapist

What is Speech Therapy?

Speech-Language Pathologists evaluate, diagnose, and treat communication disorders that cause children to have difficulty understanding others or expressing themselves. Our speech therapy team is dedicated to helping every child communicate effectively and meaningfully with others.

Speech therapy may be needed if your child is experiencing difficulty with: 

being understood by others

imitating sounds and words

feeding skills

reading, writing, spelling

social skills

stuttering

formulating grammatically correct sentences

following directions

limited play skills

delayed expressive language

Articulation Disorder

The inability to correctly produce speech sounds (phonemes) because of imprecise placement, timing, pressure, speed, or flow of movement of the lips, tongue, or throat.

Receptive Language Disorder

A receptive language disorder is one in which a child struggles to understand and process the messages and information they receive from others. 

Social Communication Disorder

Persistent difficulties with the use of verbal and nonverbal language for social purposes. Primary difficulties may be in social interaction, social understanding, pragmatics, language processing, or any combination of the above. Social communication behaviors such as eye contact, facial expressions, and body language are influenced by sociocultural and individual factors.

Fluency Disorder

A fluency disorder is an interruption in the flow of speaking characterized by atypical rate, rhythm, and disfluencies (e.g., repetitions of sounds, syllables, words, and phrases; sound prolongations; and blocks), which may also be accompanied by excessive tension, speaking avoidance, struggle behaviors, and secondary mannerisms.

Feeding & Swallowing Disorder

Feeding disorders include problems with sucking, eating from a spoon, chewing, or drinking from a cup. Swallowing disorders, also called dysphagia, are difficulties with moving food or liquid from the mouth, throat, or esophagus to the stomach.

Voice and Resonance

A voice disorder includes any disturbances in loudness, pitch or quality. A resonance disorder is a disturbance in how the airflow is shaped as it moves through the mouth and through the nose.

Phonological Disorder

Occurs when a child makes predictable and typical patterns of speech sound errors. The mistakes may be common in young children learning speech skills, but when they continue past a certain age, it may be a disorder.

Expressive Language Disorder

An expressive language disorder is one in which the child struggles to get their meaning or messages across to other people. Some children have a mixed receptive-expressive language disorder in which they have symptoms of both types of disorders.

Childhood Apraxia of Speech

A neurological childhood speech sound disorder in which the precision and consistency of movements underlying speech are impaired in the absence of neuromuscular deficits.

Dyslexia

Dyslexia is difficulty with reading despite instruction and without coexisting intellectual, sensory, or neurological difficulties. A person with word recognition deficits typically has relatively intact language comprehension but may have difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and poor spelling.

Alternative Communication

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) can include different systems, such as picture systems, gestures, manual signs, or speech-generating devices. These systems may be used to support existing speech and language or as a replacement for non-functional speech.

Common Diagnoses We Treat:

  • Articulation Disorder

  • Apraxia of Speech

  • Aspiration of Foods/Liquids

  • Auditory Processing Disorder

  • Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC)

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Cluttering

  • Childhood Stroke

  • Choking

  • Cleft Lip

  • Cleft Palate

  • Cochlear Implant

  • Cognitive-Communication Deficits

  • Delayed Milestones

  • Developmental Delays

  • Down Syndrome

  • Dysarthria

  • Dyslexia

  • Dysphagia (oral preparation, oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal phases)

  • Expressive Language Disorder

  • Failure to Thrive

  • Feeding Difficulties

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

  • Genetic/Chromosomal Disorders

  • Global Developmental Delays

  • Language Delay due to Hearing Loss

  • Late Talkers

  • Learning Disabilities

  • Lisping

  • Oral-Motor Weakness

  • Reading Disorders

  • Receptive Language Disorder

  • Selective Mutism

  • Social Language/Pragmatic Delays

  • Specific Learning Impairments (SLI)

  • Speech Sound Disorders

  • Stuttering

  • Swallowing

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

  • Voice Disorders

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