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Speech Therapy

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, and cognitive-communication disorders. These disorders can happen as a result of a stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, or dementia, although they can also be congenital.

  • Speech disorders occur when a person has difficulty with producing speech sounds accurately or fluently or has problems with voice or resonance.
    • Dysarthria (slow or slurred speech)
    • Flow of speech (e.g., stuttering)
    • Tone or volume (e.g., low voice in Parkinson’s disease) 
  • Language disorders occur when a person has trouble understanding language or producing language to express their wants and needs functionally. 
    • Aphasia (unable to express speech, word finding problems, difficulty understanding speech)
    • Receptive problems (understanding others, trouble following directions)
    • Pragmatics (appropriate social skills/communication)
  • Cognitive-communication disorders include problems organizing thoughts, attending to tasks, remembering, planning, and/or problem-solving. 
    • Problems with executive functioning skills such as problem-solving and attention
    • Memory problems 

FAQs

What is a typical session like?

The first few sessions include an evaluation with some tests of your language/communication skills. We will then develop a treatment plan based on your problem and goals. This includes practice both in and out of session. 

How can a speech-language pathologist help my memory problems?

After gathering some information about your memory issues and how these issues impact your daily activities, we can then introduce memory strategies to help your memory skills in a variety of contexts. 

Will my insurance cover services?

Each client’s insurance plan is different. Some carriers require authorization, others have limits on the amount of sessions. Please call your insurance company to get information about your specific plan and coverage. You may also need a script from a medical doctor.

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