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Individualized Speech Therapy Servies for

Children

Phonological and Articulation Disorders

Children with articulation/

phonological disorders have trouble with production of sounds. They substitute sounds for others, omit sounds, and slur their speech leading to highly unintelligible speech.

Receptive Language

Disorder

Children with receptive language disorders have difficulty following directions. They don't understand what others say and may answer in ways that don't make sense.

Expressive Language

Disorder

Children with expressive language disorders struggle to communicate wants and needs using words. This includes but is not limited to: using only gestures to communicate, leaving words out of sentences, not using grammar correctly, and/or struggling with a conversation.

Social/Pragmatic

Disorders

Children with pragmatic disorders face challenges with social language. They occasionally show difficulty using appropriate greetings, making appropriate requests, taking turns during conversation, and/or staying on topic during conversations.

Fluency

Disorders

Children with fluency disorders have an impediment with the flow of speech. Common errors include repetition of sounds, repetition of words, and interruption of speech.

Swallowing/

Dysphagia Disorders

Children with Dysphagia have trouble with swallowing liquids or solid foods that can affect their weight gain and ability to grow. While some children show signs such as coughing and choking, others can be doing this “silently”.

Children
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Individualized Speech Therapy Services for

Adults

Swallowing/Dysphagia Disorders

Difficulties with swallowing during meal times that can lead to aspiration of food/liquids into the lungs. The sensation of food or liquids being “stuck” in the throat is commonly reported. Coughing and choking can also occur. While some adults present with physical symptoms, others have been known to “silently aspirate”.

Cognitive-Communication Disorders

Deficits to the cognitive aspect of language. Disruption to attention, thought organization, problem solving, memory, and use of executive functions are commonly observed.

Apraxia

Disorder

Motor planning disorder that can result in errors of speech production and decreased intelligibility.

Aphasia

Disorders

Neurological disorder that affects a person’s ability to understand and/or communicate. Aphasia typically occurs after a person has suffered damage to the area of the brain responsible for the production of language. This damage is commonly seen after a stroke or a traumatic brain injury.

Adults
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