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Speech Language Therapy

Speech Language Therapy

Speech Language Therapy offers treatment to developmental delays and many speech/language disorders.

**We offer speech and language screenings**

Speech and Language disorders include the following:

  • Articulation disorders include difficulties producing sounds in syllables.
  • Fluency disorders
  • Resonance or voice disorders include problems with the pitch, volume, or quality of the voice that distract listeners from what’s being said. These types of disorders may also cause pain or discomfort for the individual when speaking.
  • Dysphasia/oral feeding disorders, including difficulties with eating and swallowing.
  • Language disorders can be either receptive or expressive
  • Receptive disorders refer to difficulties understanding or processing language.
  • Expressive disorders include difficulty putting words together, limited vocabulary, or inability to use language in a socially appropriate way.

Our Speech Therapy services focus on key topics and targets.

  • Accent Reduction
  • Articulation and Phonological Disorders
  • Auditory Processing Difficulties
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Laryngitis (Loss of Voice)
  • Cleft Lip/Palate
  • Cluttering
  • Cognitive-Linguistic Disorders
  • Developmental Delays
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dysarthria (often secondary to stroke)
  • Feeding Disorders
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Growths on the vocal cords/ excessive crying/screaming
  • Hearing Loss (Temporary or Permanent)
  • Hypotonia
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Lisping
  • Verbal Apraxia
  • Oral-motor Deficits
  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • Neurogenic Communication Disorders
  • Pragmatic Language Disorders
  • Sentence/Language Formulation Problems
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Stroke
  • Stuttering
  • Swallowing Problems
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vocabulary Problems
  • Vocal Nodules/Nodes
  • Vocal Polyps
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Voice Problems
  • Word Retrieval Difficulties
  • Written Expression

Is your child experiencing any of the following?

Articulation/Phonological Processes:
  • Problems pronouncing words correctly
  • Using incorrect consonants from words, such as saying wabbit instead of rabbit
Receptive/Expressive Language Delay:
  • Difficulty following directions to complete a task
  • lack of words/vocabulary
  • Inability to communicate basic wants and needs
Fluency Issues:
  • Repeating words or parts of words
  • Twitching and blinking eyes while speaking
  • Frustration and embarrassment which often decreases child’s desire to speak
Voice/Augmentative and Alternative Communication:
  • Child has a very nasal sounding voice
  • Loses voice for days after excessive use
  • Unable to use vocal communication
Pragmatic Issues:
  • Child doesn’t make eye contact
  • Child doesn’t use greetings
  • Child doesn’t respond to questions
  • Child doesn’t express emotions
  • Child doesn’t interact appropriately with adults or peers
Oral Motor/ Feeding Issues:
  • Underweight with coughing, vomiting or tearing eyes while eating
  • Picky eaters
  • Trouble chewing certain foods
  • Trouble swallowing food
Reading Problems:
  • Unable to read and spell words at same level as peers
  • Teacher have suggested child might be dyslexic or learning disabled
  • Trouble hearing the difference in words that are similar

Any of the above examples could be signs that your child could benefit from a Speech Therapy evaluation and/or treatment.

“We believe that a life of good communication wellness is a life without boundaries”

Contact Therapy and Wellness Connection to schedule an appointment

Phone: 330-748-4807

Email: thrivecentertwc@gmail.com

Serving the Greater Akron and Cleveland Area