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Speech Therapy

Myrtue’s Speech Therapy not only assists pediatric to geriatric patients in communication challenges that cause children/adults to have difficulty with verbal communication, they also address oral-motor concerns, such as chewing and swallowing, as well as articulation, auditory processing, and social skills. This also involves functional cognitive disorders such as autism, stroke, dementia, post-concussion and Alzheimer's.

Woman teaching the child

Our evidence-based therapists provide specialty care for pediatric to geriatrics in the following areas:

  • Cognitive-Communication (Certified Specialty) example: Dementia, stroke, post-concussion, Alzheimer’s, Language deficits and Autism
  • LSVT Big and Loud Parkinson’s Management (Certified Specialty)
  • Speech and Language Pathology (Certified Specialty) example: voice, fluency
  • Swallowing Therapy (Certified Specialty)

Some conditions to look for when considering speech therapy for your child:
Speech Language:

  • Speech is difficult to understand
  • Does not babble, no words by 12 months
  • No two-word phrases by 20 months
  • Difficulty understanding directions or simple questions (may repeat all or part of question or repeat “what”?)
  • Stuttering or dysfluent speech to include “blocking” (getting “stuck” on words) or repeating part of a word; may be accompanied by physical struggle behaviors
  • Hoarse voice quality; exhibits signs of vocal abuse (i.e. yelling, screaming, noise making, loud voice, growling)

Feeding/Swallowing/Oral Motor:

  • Weak, uncoordinated or ineffective suck
  • Uncoordinated rhythm of suck-swallow-breathe; may struggle, arch, infrequently pause to breathe, or exhibit increased tone
  • Frequent coughing, choking or gasping for air when eating or drinking
  • Loses food or liquid while eating/drinking
  • Difficulty transitioning to new food consistencies
  • Excessive drooling
  • Picky eater / Problem feeder
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