Speech and Language Services

What is Speech and Language Therapy?

Speech and language therapy provides treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing. It is performed by speech-language pathologists (SLPs), which are often referred to as speech therapists. Speech therapy techniques include articulation therapy, language intervention activities, and others depending on the type of speech or language disorder.

What are Speech Disorders?

Speech disorders are referred to as the difficulty in the production of speech sounds which makes the speech unintelligible or difficult to understand for the listener. It can be as a result of mispronunciation, stuttering or neurological condition such as dysarthria, apraxia,etc.

What are Language Disorders?

Language Disorders refers to the difficulty in understanding or expressing the spoken or written language. Individuals with language disorder have struggle with the formation of sentences, understanding meaning or use of the language. Most commonly seen in children with delayed speech and language skills or associated conditions, adults with neurological conditions, etc.

Types of Speech and Language Disorders

Speech Disorders: Unclear Speech (misarticulation)
Voice therapy for children and adults
Stuttering (stammering) therapy for children and adults

Language: Speech and language delay for Autism, ADHD, Cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome

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