When should you see a Speech-Language Pathologist?

13-52Many people have heard of speech-language pathology, but aren’t aware of the range of services that they offer. Speech-therapists don’t just work with people who stutter or children with speech impediments. Speech-language pathologists work with anyone who has difficulty with communication in anyway as well as difficulty swallowing. Here are just a sampling of the difficulties a speech-language pathologist can help with:

  • Slurring of Speech: Speech-language pathologists can use exercises and proven techniques to help improve speech clarity, whether the speech difficulties are a result of a stroke, traumatic brain injury, developmental disorder, or simply poor speech habits.
  • Word Retrieval Difficulties: Often times, people have difficulty finding the words they want to use to express themselves. This is a common issue after suffering a stroke. Speech-language pathologists can help devise strategies to compensate for word-finding deficits and improve communication.
  • Difficulty Coordinating Breath Support for Speech: Neurological impairments often result in incoordination of the breathing mechanisms used for speech. Without proper breath support, speech intelligibility can suffer. Speech-therapists specialize in providing exercises and training to maximize breathing for clear speech.

If you have difficulty with any of the above activities or any other communication difficulties, contact us for a full consultation. Speech Associates of New York is comprised of a team of licensed and certified speech-language pathologists, each with a specialization within the field, so you can be sure you will work with the therapist best suited to your needs. We can make a difference in your life and that of your loved one.

Want to learn more? Take a look at the following video by Speech Associates of NY’s founder and President, Jayne Latz:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3XkFQgj-Vs

For information on our New York based Speech-Language Pathology services, please call Speech Associates of New York today at (212) 308-7725 or visit our website at http://www.speechassociatesofny.com and find out how our team of professionally trained and certified speech-language pathologists can help!

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