For some, you may know what type of speech or language disorder you or your child is dealing with.
In other cases, you just know there’s a problem but you’re not sure what’s causing it.
If the latter is the case, it’s a good idea to just book an appointment with a speech therapist for adults or for children, depending on your needs.
However, if you’ve already done your research, you might have a good understanding of the issue.
We can help.
Here at Voz Speech Therapy, we have a number of different areas of speech therapy we specialize in.
If you don’t see your issue below, feel free to contact us to find out more. These are just some of the most common speech and language disorders we treat, but there are others beyond what you see below.
Read on below to find out more about our specialties in speech therapy for kids and adults, and how they can help.
If you or your child has a speech sound disorder, they have a disorder that affects the way they’re able to create sounds. This can include issues with the muscles used to create speech, issues with the part of the brain that controls said muscles, and more. Speech sound disorders include articulation deficits, dysarthria, acquired and childhood apraxia of speech, selective mutism, and more. We can help.
Broadly speaking, there are two elements of language. There’s expression, the ability to express one’s ideas, and reception, the ability to understand others’ ideas. Expressive and receptive language disorders involve an impairment in expression, reception, or, more often than not, both. This can include aphasia, social pragmatic language disorders, and language delays. We can help.
Perhaps the most well known speech disorders are fluency disorders, which include stuttering and cluttering. These are disorders that affect your ability to speak at a rate that matches the thoughts that come to your mind. The causes are wide ranging, but the frustration they can cause can run deep. But there is hope. Speech therapy for fluency disorders can help you communicate your ideas clearly.
Orofacial myofunctional disorder is a complicated term, but it just means disorders related to the muscles and functions of your mouth and face. This can cause issues with speech, yes, but it can also affect your or your baby’s ability to feed and swallow. Orofacial myofunctional disorders include tongue tie, tongue thrust, chronic mouth breathing, speech distortion errors, chronic thumb sucking, and more.
Impairments and disabilities often cause issues with speech and language. For example, a child with hearing loss won’t be able to develop their speech and language abilities by listening to the people around them like their peers. Of course, speech therapists can also help with learning and reading disabilities, as well as with speech and language issues related to intellectual disabilities like Down syndrome.
The “spectrum” part of autism spectrum disorder comes from the wide range of different ways it can affect someone, in both symptoms and severity. If your child has autism spectrum disorder, they may have no speech or language issues at all, be completely nonverbal, or somewhere in between. Regardless of how autism spectrum disorder affects your child’s communication, we can help.
Many speech and language disorders are either congenital – as in, you’re born with them – or they occur shortly after birth. And while speech therapists can help with speech disorders at any age, early intervention treatment is best. That’s because early intervention speech therapy treatment often delivers far better results than the “wait and see” approach that’s often recommended.
Do you have a voice that’s particularly hoarse or breathy? Do people often have difficulty hearing you due to your quiet voice? Does your monotone voice make it difficult for people to understand you? If so, these are all examples of voice disorders. You may not consider them as speech disorders, rather just little quirks of speech, but each of them has a cause, and a treatment protocol. We can help.
Going through the wrong type of puberty has wide ranging effects on your body, but one of the most significant ones for many trans people is their voice. Whether you’re trans masculine or trans feminine, speech therapy for transgender people can help you find a voice that’s more congruent with the voice you’ve always wanted. At Voz Speech Therapy, we offer transgender speech therapy that can help.
Neurological conditions like Parkinson’s disease, stroke, or a traumatic brain injury can significantly impact the way your brain functions. In particular, however, it can impact your ability to communicate with others, as well as to understand what others are saying to you. Through speech therapy, however, you can work to recover your lost speech and language skills and communicate clearly once more.
Book Your Appointment With Voz Speech Therapy Today
Do you or your child have a speech or language disorder listed above? Or do you have another issue not listed here?
Regardless, we can help.
Book your appointment with Voz Speech Therapy today.