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
    • Stuttering
    • Social Language
    • Voice
    • Vocal Hygiene
    • Apraxia
    • Oral Motor Activities   
    • Articulation
    • Speech Sound Development
    • Child Language
    • Language Development