What is Speech Therapy?
Speech Therapy encompasses evaluations and treatment in the areas of articulation, language, fluency, social communication, and cognitive-communication across the lifespan.
● Articulation- Articulation is difficulty with the production of sound involving the coordinated movements of the lips, tongue, teeth, palate, and respiratory system.
● Language- Language disorders are characterized as expressive or receptive. Expressive language disorder is the difficulty for one to get their meaning or messages across to other people. Receptive language disorders are when one struggles to understand and process the messages and information they receive from others.
● Fluency- Fluency(stuttering) is the repetition or prolongation of sounds, syllables, words, or phrases.
● Social communication- Social communication (pragmatics) is the use of language in functional and socially appropriate ways and difficulty with the social use of verbal and nonverbal communication.
● Cognitive Communication- Cognitive communication is difficulty organizing thoughts, paying attention, remembering, planning, and/or problem-solving.