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Speech Therapy

Speech therapists, which are described more accurately as “speech-language pathologists” (SLPs), are medical professionals who work with a wide variety of patients of all ages. They help treat many different types of problems related to language, speech, and also swallowing disorders. Primarily, SLPs diagnose and treat patients with a vast array of articulation issues, voice quality abnormalities, and language disorders. The goal for each patient SLPs treat is to facilitate cognitive and behavioral growth needed to achieve clear, well-understood speech.

Patients who need speech therapy may come for one of the following reasons:

  • Post-stroke rehabilitation
  • After a head injury
  • Cognitive-communication disorders
  • Cognitive impairments
  • Apraxia
  • Dysphagia
  • And much more

SLPs do much more than just teaching a patient how to speak clearly. Here at Mee Memorial Healthcare System, you or your child’s speech therapist will address many issues that involve language. This includes expression and comprehension, memory, attention, problem-solving, voice, fluency, reasoning, and much more.

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