Do you have an issue with your speech that you feel is holding you back from expressing yourself?
Is your child showing signs that they aren’t developing the way you feel they should?
If so, these are some of the concerns a speech language pathologist can help you with.
Speech difficulties can be frustrating and present unique challenges, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
At New Horizons Wellness, speech language therapists are ready to help you with your speech difficulties.
What Is A Speech Therapist?
You may hear the phrase speech therapist, speech language therapist, or speech-language pathologist. These all refer to the same person.
A speech therapist is someone who works with people who struggle with speech, language and swallowing and feeding disorders. Some speech therapists may focus on working with adults or children. At New Horizons Wellness, though, you’ll find speech therapists who work with both. This can be helpful if both you and your child are dealing with a speech disorder.
Children and adults have unique concerns – click on each link below to find out more about how a New Horizons Wellness speech therapist can help you
Hearing and speech are closely related.
For this reason, it’s a good idea to complete a hearing screening within the last year prior to a speech language pathology evaluation. See your doctor, audiologist, or school health professional for more information, or contact us to find out more.
What Can A Speech Therapist Help With?
You might think of a speech language pathologist as helping just with speech concerns, like stuttering or speech apraxia. Your speech language pathologist can, of course, help with these issues, but there are many more concerns they can help with.
These include, but are not limited to, difficulties with:
- Understanding others
- Expressing ideas
- Social communication
- Modulating speech
- Language after a traumatic brain injury or stroke
- Organizing thoughts
- Paying attention
- Problem solving
- Social cues
- Accent modification
- Autism spectrum disorder
The New Horizons Wellness Services Difference
If you or a loved one are looking for a speech-language pathologist, there are many places to go in the Portland area. So why choose New Horizons Wellness?
First of all, it can sometimes take months to get in and see a speech therapist. These long waiting lists can be stressful when you’re hoping to get the help you need, especially since early intervention is so critical in helping children get the best results from their speech therapy.
The staff at New Horizons Wellness work hard to keep waiting lists short. As a result, you can often see a speech therapist in weeks, rather than months.
A community oriented center, New Horizons Wellness is also easier to access, and can be less intimidating than a hospital. Clients often describe feeling more relaxed, more at peace in the cozy, family-oriented New Horizons Wellness clinic.
To find out more about New Horizons Wellness, contact us today.
Book Your Consultation With New Horizons Wellness
Are you or your child facing difficulties with your speech?
If so, this can stand in the way of many things in your life.
Those with speech disorders often hold themselves back from expressing their ideas and opinions. This can lead to being passed over for career opportunities in favor of others, frustration in romantic and interpersonal relationships, and more.
As frustrating as that can be, though, there is hope.
Contact New Horizons Wellness. You’ll get a chance to speak with a patient, compassionate, and experienced speech-language pathologist who will build you a customized treatment plan designed to overcome your unique concerns.
Don’t let your communication or language disorder define you anymore. You have ideas worth expressing. Let New Horizons Wellness help you express yourself.
Contact New Horizons Wellness to book your speech therapy appointment today.