Methods of assessment

There are separate standardized assessment tools administered for infants, school-aged children, adolescents and adults. Assessments primarily examine the form, content, understanding and use of language, as well as articulation, and phonology. Oral motor and swallowing assessments often require specialized training. These include the use of bedside examination tools and endoscopic/modified barium radiology procedures. Individuals may… Continue reading Methods of assessment

Professional roles

Speech-language pathologists serve individuals, families, groups, and the general public through a broad range of professional activities. They: Identify, define, and diagnose disorders of human communication and swallowing and assist in localization and diagnosis of diseases and conditions. Provide direct services using a variety of service delivery models to treat and/or address communication, swallowing, or… Continue reading Professional roles

Scope of practice

The practice of speech-language pathology involves: Providing prevention, screening, consultation, assessment and diagnosis, treatment, intervention, management, counseling, and follow-up services for disorders of: Establishing augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) techniques and strategies including developing, selecting, and prescribing of such systems and devices (e.g., speech generating devices.) speech (i.e., phonation, articulation, fluency, resonance, and voice including… Continue reading Scope of practice

A Day in a Speech Pathologist’s Life

On a typical day a speech pathologist will: use written and oral tests, as well as special instruments, to diagnose the nature and extent of impairment and to record and analyze speech, language, and swallowing irregularities; develop an individualized plan of care tailored to each patient’s needs; select augmentative or alternative communication methods, including automated… Continue reading A Day in a Speech Pathologist’s Life

Nature of the Work

Speech-language pathologists, sometimes called speech therapists, assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, and fluency. Speech-language pathologists work with people who cannot produce speech sounds or cannot produce them clearly; those with speech rhythm and fluency problems, such as stuttering; people with voice disorders, such as inappropriate… Continue reading Nature of the Work

What is Speech pathology?

What is Speech and language pathology Speech-language pathology is the study of disorders that affect a person’s speech, language, cognition, voice, swallowing (dysphagia) and the rehabilitative or corrective treatment of physical and/or cognitive disorders communication and/or swallowing. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) or Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) address people’s speech production, vocal production, swallowing difficulties and… Continue reading What is Speech pathology?

Lisp Speech Impediment

A lisp is a speech impediment that is also known as sigmatism. This lisp speech impediment or language disorder in children creates speech that is unclear. This disorder is actually an articulation disorder because of the errors people make when talking. A lisp specifically refers to the substitution of the letters “s” and “z.” Typically… Continue reading Lisp Speech Impediment

Causes of Stuttering

Stuttering or stammering is a common disorder in speech development in children that interferes with fluent speech. Someone who stutters may repeat the first sound of a word or hold a single sound for a long period of time. This speech disorder can also be disrupted by involuntary silent blocks in which the person is… Continue reading Causes of Stuttering

What is Cluttering of Speech

With numerous different speech and language disorders, it is best to seek professional help when diagnosing and treating these disorders. At Speech-Language Development, we specialize in the assessment and treatment of language and speech disorders including causes of stuttering, cluttering, articulation, and apraxia. Cluttering of speech is one of the most common forms of language… Continue reading What is Cluttering of Speech

Speech Pathology Services

Thousands of children are diagnosed with a communication disorder each year. There are numerous common speech problems in children including stuttering, cluttering, articulation disorders,and apraxia. While speech may seem effortless to many, it is actually a complex process. This intricate process requires precise timing, nerve, and muscle control. The ability to understand language and produce… Continue reading Speech Pathology Services