Intro to S&L Therapy

All For Speech Center
provides speech&language therapy for both children and adults.

But, what is speech & language therapy;

Speech-language therapy includes the evaluation and treatment of speech, language, cognitive and feeding/swallowing skills. Although the terms speech and language are often used interchangeably, it is important to understand the difference between them.

Speech is the physical production of sounds. It involves precise and coordinated muscle  movement of the lips, tongue, jaw, larynx, chest and abdomen.  Speech disorders include: Articulation Disorders, Phonological Disorders, Apraxia of Speech, Dysarthria, Fluency disorders (including stuttering, Voice Disorders, Feeding/swallowing disorders.

Language is a symbolic, rule governed system used to convey a message. Symbols can include spoken/written words or gestures, while the “rules” of language include appropriate use of syntax, semantics, phonology, morphology and pragmatics.Language disorders include: Receptive language disorders, Expressive language disorders,Aphasia.

Although auditory processing disorder is considered an auditory disorder, language processing skills are usually affected and therefore targeted in evaluation and treatment.

What does
s&l therapy do?

INTRO TO SL THERAPY

Speech and language therapy help your child/adult develop age-appropriate skills through a variety of specifically and individually designed activities.

Initiating therapy is a family commitment to the patient's success.  The frequency and duration of the therapy varies from patient to patient depending on their diagnosis and severity of their impairment. All patients progress at their own rate.

Individual family approaches can also make a significant difference in the patient's response to therapy. Home program activities are a necessary component for successful treatment.

Frequently
Asked Questions.

-WHAT ARE YOUR HOURS OF OPERATION? -HOW LONG IS EACH SPEECH THERAPY SESSION? -HOW OFTEN WILL MY CHILD/ AN ADULT NEED THERAPY? WON'T MY CHILD JUST GROW OUT OF THIS? -HOW WILL I KNOW IF MY CHILD/AN ADULT IS PROGRESSING IN THERAPY? -MY CHILD IS NOT EVEN TWO-YEARS-OLD, BUT I’M NOT SURE IF HE/SHE IS MEETING DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES. -WHEN SHOULD I CONSIDER CONTACTING A SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST FOR SERVICES? -WHY SHOULD MY CHILD STOP SUCKING HIS/HER THUMB?

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