Speech therapy is the evaluation and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders. They are most commonly treated by licensed Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs).
Many individuals can benefit from speech therapy, from children to adults. Speech therapy is often needed for children with delayed language, difficulty being understood, and adults with impaired speech and swallowing following an injury or illness. There are many different types of techniques and therapies to help patients improve!
◻️ Difficulty being understood, pronouncing certain words/sounds
◻️ Not talking at all or using enough words
◻️ Unable to use correct grammar and organize language for a conversation or story
◻️ Harsh, strained or abnormal sounding voice or speech
◻️ Unable to use the right word, speaking in gibberish, exhibiting frustration
◻️ Coughing and choking on food liquid, consuming a modified diet
◻️ Acquired Language Disorders
◻️ Cognitive Communication Disorders
◻️ Developmental Language Disorders
◻️ Dysphagia (Swallowing and feeding disorders)
◻️ Speech Sound Disorders (Pronunciation and speech therapy)
◻️ Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
◻️ Tongue thrust therapy
These telehealth appointments take place in a confidential one-on-one zoom meeting, where our SLP will evaluate your concerns to determine the right type and frequency of therapy needed.
For pediatric appointments, parents are encouraged to attend and be an active participant in their improvement! For adult patients, family is encouraged to engage so we can work together to capitalize on familiar routines and environments.
Treatment, therapeutic interventions and exercises are varied, depending on the level of impairment, age, and unique needs. Our SLP works independently with each patient, to identify their specific diagnosis and cater to their individual needs.