Speech and Language
A Speech-Language Pathologist is a professional who specializes in the prevention, identification, and treatment of communication disorders, conditions that affect forty-two million Americans. Communication problems can affect anyone, at any age, at any time.
Young children can have a language delay that limits early learning. Older people can have aphasia following a stroke, a condition that leaves them unable to express thoughts. People of all ages can stutter, have problems with voice, or have difficulty with the use of the oral-motor mechanism for functional speech or feeding.
Treatment of a communication disorder is important to a person's quality of life in that communication plays an essential role in one's academic, professional, and social success.
What are some common communication disorders in children?
- Prematurity and Speech-Language Delays
- Adolescent Language
- Ear Infection
- Social Language
- Vocal Hygiene
- Oral Motor Activities
- Speech Sound Development
- Child Language
- Language Development