Our speech therapists have many years of experience in treating all types of speech, voice and language disorders, and will work closely with you to help you regain your voice and speech abilities.
We offer a variety of treatments through for speech and language disorders and have certified providers for the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Program and VitalStim Therapy.
Our speech-language pathologists are also members of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology.
Speech and Language Conditions We Treat:
The most common recognized speech problem, although no knows exactly what causes it.
Improving everyday communication skills, such as pitch, projection, accent and nonverbal communication.
Difficulties making sounds correctly. Like stuttering, these problems often begin in childhood and become life-long challenges. They may occur late in life as a result of stroke, injury or illness.
Including difficulty making sense of the environment, comprehending spoken language or communicating thoughts, feelings or experiences.
A language disorder caused by stroke, drug use, brain injury or illness. A person with aphasia may be truly at a loss for words- unable to say even his or her own name.
Disorders of the voice such as a hoarse voice may occur along with diseases, neurological conditions or as the result of how a person uses their voice such as talking with too much tension or excessive yelling. Children with voice disorders may not be able to be heard in the classroom. Assessment and voice therapy with the goal of changing the way that an individual produces their voice, can result in improved vocal quality. Prior to an evaluation, an examination of the vocal cords must be completed by a doctor.
Cognitive Communication Disorder
Common in adults after head injury or stroke. These disorders make it difficult to think clearly, remember or problem solve.
Known as dysphagia, this usually occurs as a result of illness, surgery, stroke or injury.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Offering new possibilities for people who cannot speak. Technology offers an array of options, including voice synthesizing computer and communication boards.
Pediatric Speech and Swallowing Disorders
Swallowing disorders that occur with infants and children secondary to premature birth syndrome or injury.
Vocal Cord Dysfunction
Vocal problems diagnosed by a physician as vocal cord dysfunction displayed as dyspnea or chronic coughing related to discoordination of the movement of the vocal cords requires services designed to identify the behaviors consistent with vocal cord dysfunction and therapy to change these behaviors. This may occur along with respiratory disorders. Teenage athletes may display vocal cord dysfunction during intense physical activity. Services for vocal cord dysfunction usually consist of only a few sessions.