Many people only think of speech-language pathologists as working with people who have speech impediments like a lisp or stutter. However, speech-language pathologists are highly trained specialists with the ability to help remediate a wide range of issues that affect communication. Last week we discussed some of the different speech and communication difficulties that are often targeted in speech therapy. Today we provide more information on the ways a speech therapist can help improve your quality of life!
- Volume of Speech: If your speech doesn’t have enough power, it can damage your clarity. Parkinson’s disease and other neurological issues can negatively impact volume. Speech therapists can provide exercises to increase awareness of volume and increase your power.
- Incomplete Thoughts: Communication disorders can result in the inability to fully communicate your thoughts and ideas. Speech therapists can help provide organizational strategies to convey your message despite communication deficits.
- Difficulty Swallowing: Speech-language pathologists don’t only work with communication deficits. They are also trained to work with anyone who has difficulty swallowing. Strokes, traumatic brain injuries, progressive neurological disorders, and even normal aging, can make swallowing difficult. A speech therapist can help provide strategies to compensate for swallowing deficits, provide exercises to strengthen a swallow, and make suggestions for diet modification.
Speech Associates of NY’s founder and President, Jayne Latz provides more information on how a speech-language pathologist can help you in the video below. Check it out!
Do you think you might benefit from the services of a speech-language pathologist? For information on our New York based Speech-Language Pathology services, please call Speech Associates of New York for Accent Reduction services and more 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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