Speech Therapy

What is Speech Therapy?

Put simply, speech therapy is training to help people with speech and language problems to speak more clearly.

What is a Speech Therapist?

Speech-language pathologists (SLP), or speech therapists, are the only healthcare professionals specifically educated and prepared to evaluate and treat children and adults with speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing problems. They address decreases in swallowing, cognitive, and/or communicative function following brain injury, stroke, and brain tumors, or coinciding with progressive conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

SLPs help people develop effective speaking and listening skills, improve loudness or quality of voice, preserve the pleasures associated with eating, or re-train cognitive skills, such as memory and word-finding.

Here are the areas that a speech therapist can assist with:

  • Speech Production
    • Motor Planning and execution
    • Articulation
    • Phonological
  • Language
    • Phonology
    • Mophology
    • Syntax
    • Semantics
    • Pragmatics
    • Literacy
  • Cognition
    • Attention
    • Memory
    • Problem Solving
    • Executive functioning
  • Feeding and Swallowing
    • Oral phase
    • Pharyngeal phase
    • Esophageal phase

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