Therapy & Rehab

Speech Therapy

What is Speech Therapy

Speech therapy is the assessment and treatment of communication problems and speech disorders. It is often referred to as speech therapy performed by speech-language pathologists (SLPs).

Speech therapy techniques are used to improve communication. These include articulation therapy, language intervention activities, and others depending on the type of speech or language disorder.

Speech therapy may be needed for speech disorders that develop in childhood or speech impairments in adults caused by an injury or illness, such as stroke or brain injury.

Speech Therapy

Benefits of Speech Therapy

Speech therapy aims to improve skills that allow individuals to communicate more effectively. It can also enhance the ability to understand and express thoughts, ideas, and feelings and the vocal quality. Speech therapy can also lead to increased problem-solving ability and self-esteem, thus leading to a better quality of life.

Why do I need Speech-language therapy?

Speech therapy may be needed for one or more of the following conditions:

  • Hearing impairments
  • Cognitive (intellectual, thinking) or other developmental delays
  • Weak oral muscles
  • Chronic hoarseness
  • Cleft lip or cleft palate
  • Autism
  • Motor planning problems
  • Articulation problems
  • Fluency disorders
  • Respiratory problems (breathing disorders)
  • Feeding and swallowing disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury

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When to see a Speech Therapist

You need to see a speech therapist. You must see a speech therapist if you are experiencing any of the following signs or symptoms.

Speech Disorder– A speech disorder refers to a problem with making sounds. Speech disorders include:

Language Disorder– A language disorder is a problem understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas. Language disorders can be either

Feeding Disorder – Feeding disorders include problems with sucking, eating from a spoon, chewing, or drinking from a cup.

Care by Medical Condition

Speech Disorder

Articulation Disorder

These are problems with making sounds in syllables or saying words incorrectly to the point that listeners can’t understand what’s being said.

Fluency Disorders

These include problems such as stuttering, in which the flow of speech is interrupted by unusual stops, partial-word repetitions (“b-b-boy”), or prolonging sounds and syllables (sssssnake

Resonance or voice disorders

These are problems with the voice’s pitch, volume, or quality that distract listeners from what’s being said. These disorders may also cause pain or discomfort for a child when speaking.

Language Disorder

Receptive Disorder

Receptive disorders are problems with understanding or processing language.

Expressive disorders

Expressive disorders refer to problems involving putting words together, having a limited vocabulary, or an inability to use language in a socially appropriate way.

Cognitive-communication disorders

Cognitive-communication disorders are communication skills problems involving memory, attention, perception, organization, regulation, and problem-solving.

Feeding Disorder

Dysphagia/Oral feeding disorders

Dysphagia/oral feeding disorders are disorders in how someone eats or drinks. They include problems with chewing and swallowing, coughing, gagging and refusing foods.


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What to expect at Speech therapy Session

The first speech therapy session will involve evaluation. The evaluation usually includes a standardized test, observation, and medical history information. Before evaluation, a series of documents to complete will be given out, but it’s also a clever idea to create a list of your concerns or questions you have and bring it with you. At the end of the session the speech and language therapist will provide feedback on their Findings highlighting strengths and area of need.  The follow up assessment sessions will ensure that progress is being made and your goals are met. 

Who can benefit from At-Home Speech Therapy?

At-Home Speech therapy sessions are extremely helpful for people who may find mobility challenging as patients are not required to travel to clinic. It can also prove extremely beneficial for individuals who are considered high-risk patients as there is a high risk of infection in public places. The therapy sessions can be scheduled as per your availability and convenience.

Benefits of virtual Speech therapy sessions

Virtual Speech therapy makes therapy accessible for people right from the comfort of their home. It not only saves time and effort to get to the clnic but also is a wonderful option for people with mobility issues. High-risk patients can also benefit from virtual speech therapy as it would avoid putting them in an environment that may not be safe for them as they may have compromised immunity or illness.

Is Speech therapy Covered by Insurance?

Depending on your insurance plan, 80-100% of the service cost is covered. If you do not know about the coverage you have your insurance call us at 1-888-332-7372 and we will find it out for you.