Our Speech Therapy Services
Speech therapy is a specialized therapy done by our licensed therapists who assess, diagnose, and treat patients in a wide variety of areas including:
- Expressive language: unable to form meaningful phrases using age appropriate
- Receptive language: not understanding what is being said to them.
- Feeding and swallowing: difficulties with swallowing food or liquids.
- Oral motor control: difficulties with muscle function and or motor planning that
affects saliva secretion, drinking ,eating, and speaking.
- Voice: changes in volume, pitch or quality.
- Articulation: unable to produce age appropriate sounds.
- Pragmatics/Social language: addresses poor eye contact, social skills, turn taking.
At Dymond Speech & Rehab., P.A., we serve patients of all ages. The following are some examples of where speech therapy may be helpful:
- feeding and swallowing difficulties
- learning difficulties
- reading/reading comprehension
- physical disabilities, language delays
- difficulties in producing sounds
- hearing impairment
- cleft palate
- eating and swallowing and/or communication problems due to:
- head injury
- Parkinson’s disease
In an effort to provide a variety of specialized services, one or more of our speech therapists are certified in the following:
- VitalStim® Therapy : VitalStim® Therapy is a patented therapy process and equipment system developed specifically to treat dysphagia (swallowing difficulties).
- Lee Silverman Voice Treatment : LSVT® is a proven effective speech treatment program that restores oral communication in individuals with Parkinson disease (PD) beyond what current pharmacological and surgical interventions can offer (Schultz et al.,2000). Recently, LSVT has been successfully applied to individuals with multiple sclerosis, stroke, ataxic dysarthria, aging voice, vocal fold paralysis and children with cerebral palsy and Down syndrome (Sapir et al., 2003; Sapir et al., 2004; Ramig et al., Fox, 2003; Robinson et al., 2004).
- Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Disorders
Does your child need speech therapy?
Children vary in their development of speech and language. The National Institute of
Deafness and Other Communication Disorders has put together an interactive checklist
that will help you determine if your child’s speech and language skills are developing