Speech Language Therapy
Speech-Language pathologists help areas that include the following:
- Speech disorders occur when patients have difficulties producing sounds in syllables or saying speech sounds correctly or fluently (e.g., stuttering) or have difficulty with their voice (e.g., pitch, volume, quality) or resonance.
-Language disorders occur when patients have difficulty understanding others or processing language (receptive language), or combining words, limited vocabulary, sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings (expressive language). Language disorders may be spoken or written and may involve the form (phonology, morphology, syntax), content (semantics), and/or use (pragmatics) of language in functional and socially appropriate ways.
-Social communication disorders occur when patients have difficulties with the social use of verbal and nonverbal communication. These disorders may include problems (a) communicating for social purposes (e.g., greeting, commenting, asking questions), (b) talking in different ways to suit the listener and setting, and (c) following rules for conversation and story-telling.
-Cognitive-communication disorders occur when patients have difficulties with communication skills that involve memory, attention, perception, organization, regulations, planning, and/or problem-solving.
-Dysphagia/oral feeding disorders are disorders in the way patients eat or drink, including problems with chewing, swallowing, coughing, gagging, and refusing foods. Swallowing disorders may follow an illness, surgery, stroke, or injury
Speech-language pathologists work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. As a certified speech-language pathologist, Pearly Yazbek can assist you with the following disorders listed below:
1.Receptive Language Disorder/Delay
2.Expressive Language Disorder/Delay
3.Childhood Apraxia of Speech
4.Articulation and/or Phonological Disorder
5.Swallowing Disorder and Oral-Motor Function
7.Pragmatic/Social Language Disorder
10.Voice and Resonance Disorders