Communication is one very important tool in promoting harmony among human beings. For this reason, having a malfunction in any of our communicative faculties can already affect so much of your daily dynamics.
A Speech Therapist examines speech, language, mental function and swallowing skills to identify problematic areas. These areas include deficits in producing sounds, being fluent, projecting voice, being receptive and expressing language. Identifying these problems are a must to make a treatment plan.
Problems with Articulating: A Speech Therapist will address difficulties that individuals may have when producing sounds in order to increase understanding to unfamiliar listeners.
Fluency Problems: Problems such as stuttering in which the flow of speech is interrupted by abnormal stoppage, repetitions or prolonged sounds and syllables is another area addressed by a Speech Therapist.
Voice Disorders: A Speech Pathologist or Therapist will address problems with the pitch, volume or quality of the voice. These types of disorders may also cause pain or discomfort when speaking.
Feeding Disorders: The therapist will evaluate and treat difficulties with drooling, eating and swallowing. This may involve exercise of the face, mouth and tongue. Another recommendation may be a change in diet.
Receptive Disorders: The speech therapist will work on the individual’s ability to understand and process language.
Expressive Disorders: The speech therapist will address problems with one’s ability to put words together, decreased vocabulary, or inability to use language in a socially appropriate way.
Audiological Screening: The speech therapist will perform a short screen to determine if a full examination of the ears and other language faculties is necessary.
For your questions and some more clarifications, you may contact us at 732-428-5566.