What is Speech Therapy?
Difficulty with speech, communication or swallowing can make life a major struggle. Our therapists treat a wide range of speech and swallowing conditions so you can move forward more easily.
Speech therapy treats cognition, communication, feeding, language, speech, swallowing and voice impairments.
Speech therapy focuses on four areas:
Expressive language - the ability to use words to express yourself or share thoughts
Dysphagia - the ability to feed and swallow
Mechanics of language - the ability to produce words or speech sounds
Receptive language - the ability to understand words spoken to you
Speech therapy treatments
The symptoms associated with speech disorders vary from person to person. We ensure your treatment plan addresses your specific impairment.
The goal of your customized treatment plan is to:
Restore lost function
Improve existing abilities
Enhance communication skills
Your customized treatment will improve your abilities and boost your confidence.
We collaborate to provide comprehensive services by partnering with registered dietitians and audiology.
Conditions we treat
Our therapists have experience treating a range of speech, language, and swallowing conditions. Some of the conditions we treat include:
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Central Auditory Processing Disorder
Cleft Lip and Palate
Dysphagia (Swallowing Disorder)
Head and Neck Cancer
Neurological Motor Speech Disorder
Social Communication Disorder
Speech Sound Disorders (Articulation Disorder, Phonological Process Disorder)
Stuttering and Cluttering Disorder
Traumatic Brain Injury (Cognitive Deficit, Cognitive Rehabilitation)
Voice and/or Resonance Disorder
Helping children communicate clearly
Our speech-language pathologists use a number of treatments to help you or your child work through communication issues, including:
Training of muscles in the mouth to make specific sounds
Imitation of specific sounds
Play-based communication treatment
Assistive devices for more serious conditions
For more information:
Contact the Physical Therapy Department:
Troy McCulley, SLP