What is Speech Therapy?

Speech Therapy (ST) is the evaluation and treatment of communication disorders performed by a Speech-Language pathologist (SLP), typically referred to as a Speech Therapist

What Our Speech Therapists Do

Our Speech therapists assess and treat speech and language impairments, including oral motor and feeding issues, expressive and receptive communication, fluency, and articulation.
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  • Support individuals who present with incorrect placement or movement of the teeth, lips, tongue, velum, and/or pharynx to produce speech sounds
Receptive/Expressive Communication
  • Support individuals who have difficulty comprehending spoken language or using spoken language to express his or her thoughts and ideas with others in an effective manner
Oral Motor/Feeding
  • Support individuals who present with difficulty swallowing, or those who may have low oral motor muscle tone
  • Support individuals who have a disrupted flow of speech, such as stuttering.
  • Support individuals with improving voice pitch, volume, and quality
Phonological Awareness
  • Support individuals who present with patterns of speech sound errors that many children use to simplify speech as they learn to speak

Common Diagnoses for Children who are referred to
Speech Language Pathology

  • Childhood apraxia of speech
  • Orofacial myofunctional disorders
  • Speech sound disorders/articulation disorders
  • Stuttering and other fluency disorder
  • Receptive disorders
  • Autism-related speech disorders
  • Selective mutism
  • Brain injury-related speech disorders/dysarthria
  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Speech Therapy Alphabet

Possible Therapy Options for SLP include: