Speech Therapy

Speech Language Pathologists provide services to prevent, assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.

Speech language pathologists address typical and atypical communication and swallowing in the following areas:

Speech sound production: articulation, apraxia dysarthria, ataxia dyskinesia

Resonance: hypernasality, hyponasality, mixed resonance

Voice: phonation quality, pitch, loudness, respiration

Fluency: stuttering, cluttering

Language (comprehension and expression): phonology, syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics(use of language, social aspects of language), literacy (reading, writing, spelling), communication

Cognition: attention, auditory processing, memory, sequencing, problem solving, executive functioning

Feeding and swallowing/oral motor: oral, pharyngeal, laryngeal, esophageal, orofacial myology (including tongue thrust), oral-motor functions

Downs Syndrome boy having speech therapy