Speech-language pathologists (SLP) assess, diagnose, treat and help to prevent disorders related to, Speech and Language, Cognitive-communication, Voice, Motor Speech Disorder, Fluency etc.
Speech and language evaluations assess ability to communicate effectively. A wide variety of areas are assessed during a speech and language evaluation. We primarily offer Speech Therapy for Kids. The SLP (speech-language pathologist) determines whether person has sufficient vocabulary (both receptive and expressive), can follow directions, respond to questions and use age-expected grammar. Additional areas include sound production (articulation), oral-motor abilities (jaw, lips and tongue). The final areas that are routinely evaluated are fluency and vocal quality (high/low pitch, hoarseness, etc.). Based on parent interview and behavioral observations, hearing is informally assessed. If there are any indications that hearing may be compromised, a hearing test (audiological evaluation) is then recommended. Speech Therapy for adults can be customized for Adults.
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