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A speech language pathologist can help

A speech-language pathologist is responsible for the diagnosis, prognosis, prescription, and remediation of speech, language, and swallowing disorders. A speech-language pathologist evaluates and treats children and adults who have difficulty speaking, listening, reading, writing, or swallowing. The overall objective of speech-language pathology services is to optimize individuals' ability to communicate and swallow, thereby improving quality of life.

Comprehensive Evaluation

Using evidenced based assessments together with a functional assessment, an evaluation may include the following areas:

Speech sound production

  • Articulation
  • Apraxia of speech
  • Dysarthria
  • Ataxia
  • Dyskinesia


  • Hypernasality
  • Hyponasality
  • Cul-de-sac resonance
  • Mixed resonance


  • Phonation quality
  • Pitch
  • Loudness
  • Respiration


  • Stuttering
  • Cluttering

language (comprehension and expression)

  • Literacy (reading, writing, spelling)
  • Prelinguistic communication (e.g., joint attention, intentionality, phonology
  • Morphology
  • Syntax
  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics (language use, social aspects of communication)
  • Communicative signaling)
  • Paralinguistic communication


  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Sequencing
  • Problem solving
  • Executive functioning

Feeding and swallowing

  • Oral, pharyngeal, laryngeal, esophageal
  • Orofacial myology (including tongue thrust)
  • Oral-motor functions

Intensive Speech-Language Therapy

Speech therapy is based on current speech therapy research and best practices. Sessions are individual sessions; however, occasionally there is a need to participate in small groups when working on social pragmatic language skills. Intensive speech therapy involves more direct time with the child or adult with fewer distractions, making progress accelerated. A wide variety of treatments are used to address each individuals need and learning style.

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