Our speech therapy services aims to help people with difficulties in speech and spoken and written language issues, such as dyslexia and dyspraxia, to improve their communication skills.
Furthermore, our goal is to help people with speech and language challenges to feel more confident and less frustrated about speaking with others and to hear and distinguish sounds in words. Our speech therapists cater to people with:
- Articulation problems
- Motor speech disorders like apraxia and dysarthria
- Stroke and traumatic brain injuries
- Hearing deficiencies
- Cleft lip or palate
- Fluency problems
- Resonance or voice problems
- Oral feeding problems
- Cognitive or developmental delays
- Difficulties feeding and swallowing
- Respiratory and breathing disorders
- Stutters or prolonging of syllables
- Weak oral muscles
For all patients with speech or language barriers we will complete a performance evaluation so we can create a specialized plan for your needs. We evaluate your speech and language skills, including speech clarity and quality of voice, verbal and written expression. We also evaluate you auditory and reading comprehension; which is how well you understand what you head and read.
For patients experiencing feeding and swallowing difficulties, we evaluate you to determine whether it is safe to eat by mouth. If so, we determine what diet is most appropriate, what maneuvers or postures are best for feeding, and what exercises can rehabilitate your feeding and swallowing. We may also assess your cognitive-linguistic skills, which include reasoning, problem-solving, memory, sequencing, orientation and executive functioning skills.
Our Speech Therapists are trained in the use of electric stimulation and augmented communication to improve oral skills and communication as needed.
For more information about speech therapy contact the American Speech-Language Hearing Association: www.asha.org.
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