Let’s celebrate what all of our Speech Language Pathologists do and answer some questions about Speech therapy!
𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗲𝗰𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗽𝘆 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀?
Speech therapy services are provided by a licensed Speech Language Pathologist (SLP). An SLP works to develop a patient-centered plan to target specific needs demonstrated by the patient. The therapist works with the patient and family to determine skills that need to be improved to increase a person’s functional communication and quality of life. Speech Language Pathologists are skilled health care workers who use science and evidence-based practice to guide their interventions.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗶𝗮𝗴𝗻𝗼𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗲𝗰𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗽𝘆 𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁?
Speech therapy can benefit individuals with the following diagnoses:
- Developmental delay or disability
- Feeding disorders
- Language disorders
- Chromosomal abnormalities
- Speech delay
- Sensory processing disorder
- Brain injury
- Articulation (sound) disorders
- Down syndrome
- Voice Disorders
- Memory deficits
- Deaf/Hard of hearing
*Diagnoses are not limited to the above list
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗱𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗲𝗰𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗽𝘆?
Speech therapy services can help people across the lifespan from birth to death. Our services can help when an individual has been diagnosed with a new condition, had recent surgery, or is falling behind with developmental milestones. We can help people who are having trouble with eating and drinking, communicating functionally, excelling in school, hand a voice change, or any cognitive change impacting their daily life skills. A person may need speech therapy if they have safety concerns for being home alone or are unable to communicate with caregivers for wants and needs
𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗲𝗰𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗽𝘆 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁?
Speech therapy is important so that an individual can live life to the fullest and have the best possible quality of life. Speech therapy allows individuals to do the things they want to and need to do in life as safely and as effectively as possible. Speech therapy helps people to build and maintain relationships with others. Speech therapy also helps people adapt to new situations, advocate for themselves and educate others about their conditions, all while promoting independence.
Help us celebrate – thank an SLP for all they do!