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Speech Therapy

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Information about Speech-Language Pathologists
Professionals who are educated to assess speech and language development and treat speech and language disorders are called speech-language pathologists (sometimes informally referred to as speech therapists). Speech-language pathologists can also help people with swallowing disorders.

Adults may experience speech and language difficulties for a variety of reasons. Information about specific types of speech and language differences and disorders, as well as conditions that cause them, are included below.

  • Speech Disorders
    • Apraxia
    • Dysarthria
    • Stuttering
    • Voice
  • Language Disorders
    • Aphasia
  • Medical Conditions
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
    • Dementia
    • Huntington’s Disease
    • Laryngeal Cancer
    • Oral Cancer
    • Right Hemisphere Brain Injury
    • Stroke
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • The following are some of the areas addressed by Speech-Language Pathologists:
    • Workers’ Compensation cases
    • Dementia
    • Sleep apnea
    • Swallowing difficulties
    • Eating disorders
    • Voice disorders
    • Stroke recovery
    • Traumatic injury recovery