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What Does A Speech Therapist Do?

Our therapists provide a variety of services aimed at helping to develop effective communication skills. These include:

  • Assist patients with articulation disorders in learning proper production of sounds.

  • Train patients who stutter to speak more fluently.

  • Assist patients with voice disorders to improve voice quality.

  • Help patients with aphasia to relearn speech and language skills.

  • Assist patients who have difficulty swallowing as a result of illness, surgery, stroke, or injury to regain the ability to swallow.

  • Evaluate, select, and develop augmentative and alternative communication systems (such as voice synthesizing computers and communication boards) for patients with severe speech problems.

  • Enhance communication effectiveness—improving everyday communication skills such as pitch, projection, accent, and nonverbal communication.

  • Educate patients and caregivers on effective strategies to manage memory loss and cognition.


Who Can Benefit From Speech Therapy?

Speech-language services can be beneficial for many different conditions and disorders. Some of the most common are:

  • Brain Injury

  • Stroke

  • Down Syndrome

  • ALS

  • Speech Delays

  • Autism

  • Throat Cancer


What Methods of Therapy are Used?

Speech-language pathologists use many forms of treatment methods to achieve the goals of the client; The most common forms of treatment are:

  • Oral motor therapy

  • Speech/articulation therapy

  • Language therapy

  • Teaching compensatory strategies

  • Picture boards

  • PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)

  • AAC (Augmentative/Alternative Communication) devices

  • Role playing/ stories


1145 Dunbar Ave

Dunbar, WV 25064

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