What is Speech Therapy?

Speech therapy evaluates and treats communication and speech impairments. It is carried out by speech-language pathologists (SLPs), sometimes known as speech therapists.

Speech therapy improves communication

Depending on the speech or language impairment, they include articulation therapy and language intervention.

Childhood speech abnormalities or adult speech difficulties caused by an injury or disease such as a stroke may require speech therapy.

Speech therapy can address a variety of speech and language impairments.

Articulation disorders. Disabilities to appropriately create specific word sounds. This youngster may drop, switch, distort, or add word sounds. To distort a word, say “thith” instead of “this”.

Fluency disorders. It alters the rhythm and flow of speech. Fluency issues include stuttering. Stuttering causes speech to be obstructed, stopped, or to repeat part of a word. A person with cluttering generally speaks quickly, combining words.

Expressive disorders. Expressive language disorder causes trouble expressing ideas. An expressive issue can cause problems with sentence structure, such as employing the wrong verb tense. It’s linked to Down syndrome and hearing loss. It can also be caused by a concussion or a medical issue.

Cognitive-communication disorders. A cognitive-communication issue is a communication problem caused by a damage to the region of the brain that regulates thinking. It can affect memory, problem solving, speaking and listening. It can be caused by aberrant brain development, neurological disorders, brain damage, or stroke.

Aphasia. This is an acquired communication impairment that impairs one’s capacity to communicate. It frequently impairs reading and writing skills. It is most commonly caused by stroke, but other brain illnesses can cause it.

Dysarthria. Slow or slurred speech owing to weakness or inability to regulate speech muscles. Multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and stroke are the most prevalent causes.

Resonance disorders. A resonance issue arises when a nasal or oral obstruction changes the vibrations important for voice quality. The velopharyngeal valve may not shut correctly. Cleft palate, neurological diseases, and enlarged tonsils are common resonance problems.
Receptive disorders. Hearing and digesting what others say might be difficult for those with RLD. This might make you appear disinterested in conversations, unable to follow orders, or with a restricted vocabulary. Autism, hearing loss, and a head injury can cause receptive language difficulties.

What can Pine Cone Therapies do for my Riverstone, TX child?

Pine Cone Therapies, LLC is a leading provider of early intervention Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and speech therapy. Our clinicians are devoted to helping children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We have practiced in Dallas-Fort Worth for over a decade.

Whether you or your loved one experiences communication or behavior difficulties, you will find the help you are seeking with the Pine Cone Therapies team.

We offer:

  • Full-Time Early Intervention Programs for Children starting at 18 months.
  • Center-Based Treatment Plans Designed Around Your Child’s Needs
  • After school sessions available. Autism, speech, communication, and/or behavior challenges create big obstacles for our loved ones and friends, but help is available. 
  • Our talented staff provides caring, compassionate, and individualized therapies.

Contact us today!