Rehab Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Speech-language therapy is the treatment of individuals from pediatrics to geriatrics with speech-language disorders. Speech-language pathologists are professionals educated in the study of human communication, its development and its disorders. Speech-language pathologists typically treat problems in the areas of articulation; dysfluency; oral-motor, speech and voice; and receptive and expressive language disorders. A speech-language pathologist will also address swallowing dysfunctions affecting nutritional intake.
Individuals may require speech therapy for a number of reasons:
- Producing sounds in syllables/saying words incorrectly
- Stuttering/slurred speech
- Oral motor deficits
- Swallowing disorders
- Thought processing
- Brain injury
- Birth defects(cleft lip, cleft palate)
A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds, whereas a language disorder refers to a difficulty understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas. Language disorders can be either receptive or expressive. Receptive disorders refer to difficulties understanding or processing language. Expressive disorders include difficulty putting words together, limited vocabulary or inability to use language in a socially appropriate way.
CRMC offers speech therapy by a highly trained and certified speech pathologist. For more information on how to make an appointment, please call 620-252-1505.