Speech Language Therapy

What is speech and language therapy?

Speech and Language Therapy focuses on the management of disorders of speech, language, communication and swallowing in children and adults.
It also deals with the mechanics of producing words, such as articulation, pitch, fluency, and volume.
Adults may need speech therapy after a stroke or traumatic accident that changes their ability to use language.
For children, it generally involves pursuing milestones that have been delayed.
Speech language pathologist: A specialist who evaluates and treats patients with speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly.