What do Speech-Language Pathologists Treat?
At Magnolia Speech and Language Therapy, our SLP's provide specialized treatment
for childhood speech, language, feeding, and swallowing disorders.
Receptive and Expressive Language Delays
Articulation and Phonological Disorders
Auditory Processing Disorder
Feedings and Swallowing Disorders
Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Motor Speech Disorders
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Receptive and Expressive Language Delays: Reduced comprehension abilities, and reduced ability to verbally communicate basic wants and needs for his/her chronological age.
Social/Pragmatics Language Disorder: Atypical use pragmatic functions including: greeting, requesting, labeling, answering, asking, commenting, and protesting.
Articulation and Phonological Disorders: Errored production of individual and/or classes of speech sounds. Sounds may be substituted, omitted, distorted, or added.
Childhood Apraxia of Speech: A motor speech disorder resulting in a disruption in communication between the motor areas of the brain and the articulators. The disconnect between brain and mouth causes inconsistencies in speech sound production, distorted sounds, and errored stress patterns.
Fluency Disorders: Disordered fluency of speech resulting in atypical rate of speech, continuity, and smoothness, and effort. Can include stuttering and cluttering characterized by errors such as repetitions, prolongations, increased rate, and secondary behaviors.
Feedings and Swallowing Disorders: Persistent difficulty involving sucking, chewing, moving food throughout the oral cavity, initiating a swallow, etc. Can result in prolonged feeding times, food avoidance, coughing, choking, crying during feeding, pain, etc.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC): The use of several modes of communication including: devices, tools, systems, strategies, gestures, etc. to supplement verbal language to express wants/needs.
Developmental Delays: Global delays in the areas of cognition, fine and gross motor, social-emotional, behavioral, speech and language.
Autism Spectrum Disorder: May result in communication disorders, specifically the social/pragmatic use of language, secondary to an ASD diagnosis.
(Central) Auditory Processing Disorder: Reduced ability to process auditory information without the presence of a hearing loss.