Speech Source Therapy offers comprehensive speech and language evaluations, as well as personalized therapy services to individuals of all ages focused on various communication areas including but not limited to:


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  • Articulation / Phonological Disorders
    When children learn to speak, it is common for some sound errors to take place. An articulation disorder is when a child cannot produce sounds that are developmentally appropriate for their age. These errors could include substitutions, distortions, or omissions of sounds.
  • Accent Modification
    Having an accent is not a speech or language disorder. An accent is a normal part of any spoken language. Different accent variations could make someone more difficult to understand.
  • Autism
    Autism is a neurological impairment characterized by three areas of atypical development, including delayed social and communication development, and the presence of restrictive, repetitive patterns of behavior. A speech-language pathologist cannot diagnose autism, but is integral in the treatment of communication and social language development.
  • Language
    • Expressive Language: An expressive language disorder includes difficulty verbally expressing your thoughts and ideas. This may be global across all aspects of language (i.e. form, content, function) or it may be more prevalent in one area over another.
    • Receptive Language: A receptive language disorder includes difficulty comprehending the meaning of spoken or written words, following directions, or understanding how to respond appropriately when engaging in conversation.
    • Language Delay: It is important to differentiate between a language disorder and a language delay. A language delay refers to typical language development that is later than expected.

     

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
    CAS is a neurological childhood speech sound disorder in which the precision and consistency of oral movements impacts a child’s ability to be understood.
  • Phonological Awareness/Literacy Skills
    Literacy refers to the ability to read and use written language. Phonological awareness skills are paramount in learning how to read. Children may have difficulties with sound relationships, segmenting or blends sounds, rhyming, or other areas of literacy.

  • Fluency Disorders (Stuttering)
    Stuttering is a communication disorder involving disruptions in a person’s speech. These disruptions could include repetitions (repeating of sounds or words), prolongations (elongating of sounds), and blocks (inability to initiate sound or voice). Sometimes, accessory movements are associated with stuttering including atypical facial or body movements. Additionally, negative emotional effects of stuttering can cause a person to avoid speaking situations or communicate in the manner they want to.
  • Pragmatic Language (Social Language)
    Pragmatic language is the understanding and usage of social communication. This includes the usage and interpretation of nonverbal communication (i.e. body language, facial expressions, intonation of voice), turn taking, eye contact, usage of humor, and the general knowledge of when certain language is appropriate and when it is not.

     

 

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