Speech Therapy

Speech Therapist also referred to as a Speech-language Pathologist can work with a diverse client group, including people with physical and learning disabilities, hearing loss/deafness, psychiatric disorders or dementia.

ST evaluate and treat infants, children and adults who have various levels of impairment with:

  • Written language skills
  • Receptive language
  • Expressive language
  • Reading comprehension
  • Fluency
  • Voice
  • Cognitive communication
  • Attention
  • Memory and problem-solving disorders
  • Swallowing Difficulties
  • Speech production (inappropriate pitch, harsh voice, stuttering, speech rhythm)

Speech-Language Therapy is used to help:

Speech Therapy improves speech by

  • Phonation
  • Intonation
  • Resonance
  • Aeromechanics

While language is enhanced by addressing:

  • Phonology
  • Morphology
  • Syntax
  • Semantics
  • Grammar

Communication includes:

  • Speech (articulation, rate, intensity, intonation)
  • Language (receptive and expressive {reading/writing})
  • Non-verbal communication (gestures, sign language and the use of picture symbols).