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Speech Therapy

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!

Common impairments include:

        ◻️ 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

What we can treat via telehealth:

        ◻️ Acquired Language Disorders       

        ◻️ Aphasia

        ◻️ Cognitive Communication Disorders

        ◻️ Developmental Language Disorders

        ◻️ Dysphagia (Swallowing and feeding disorders)

        ◻️ Speech Sound Disorders (Pronunciation and speech therapy)

        ◻️ Stroke

        ◻️ 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.

Meet our Director of Speech Therapy Services

Kathryn Byram, M.S. CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist │Chair, Department of Speech Therapy

Katie sees patients of all ages from neonates to adults treating speech and language, voice, cognitive and swallowing disorders. She would love to discuss any potential concerns to determine if therapy is appropriate. She specializes in infant feeding and swallowing.

*Languages: English

Cecilia Tello Espejo, MS, SLP
Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist

Cecilia sees patients from birth through adult ages, treating speech, language, social, and cognitive communication disorders. Cecilia specializes in treating patients within the Autism Spectrum Disorder.

*Languages: English, Spanish

Kellyanna Young, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Kellyanna treats patients across the lifespan for speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders but specializes in treating adult patients with cognitive communication disorders resulting from traumatic brain injury, stroke, and dementia.

*Languages: English

Do you have concerns about the services your child is receiving at your local school?

By enlisting the care of our outpatient Speech Pathologist, we can evaluate his/her medical and community needs,  allowing your child to excel beyond the academic needs of  speech and language development. Most insurances are accepted!

Traveling to an outpatient facility and/or waiting weeks (if not months) to be seen for a follow-up visit can be scary.

How much time and skill will be lost?  Who will answer your questions? Prompt initiation of services following an acute injury or illness is essential to recovery so you or your family member can reach their fullest potential.  Our platform allows you to begin treatment immediately following discharge, in the comfort of your home, so no time is lost. 

How long is speech therapy needed?

This is dependent on many factors, such as the patients’ age, type and severity of disorder, frequency of therapy, and underlying medical conditions. Some communication disorders can be treated and resolved in childhood, while other more complicated cases may take years of continuous work.

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