Speech Therapy

What do Speech-Language Pathologists do?

A Speech-language pathologist (SLP), or speech therapist, is an expert in communication. They work with people of all ages, from babies to adults. Speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, treat and help prevent disorders. Speech therapy addresses speech sound errors, language, social communication, voice, fluency, cognitive communication, as well as feeding and swallowing difficulties. Treatment plans are tailored to meet the needs of both the client and caregiver or family. In addition, our SLPs collaborate with our multidisciplinary team.

Hearing and speech are closely related

For this reason, it is recommended that a hearing screening be completed within the last year prior to being seen for an Speech Language Pathology evaluation. This screening can be completed at the doctor’s office, at a school or by an audiologist. If you have questions about the hearing screening process, please contact our office for additional information.

Our Speech-Language Pathologists have a range of experience including, but not limited to:

 Tongue Thrust
 Phonological Difficulties
 Cognitive/Attention Impairments
 Receptive Language Disorders/Delays
 Articulation and related motor speech disorders

 Fluency Disorders
 Pragmatic (Social) Difficulties
 Written Expression Difficulties
 Literacy and pre-literacy difficulties
 Expressive Language Disorders/Delays