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What is Speech-Language Pathology?

Speech-Language Pathology involves the assessment and treatment of communication disorders. A speech-language pathologist is certified and licensed to conduct evaluations, diagnose speech-language disorders, and provide evidence-based practice intervention based on the child's needs. 

​Speech & Language Services

Tiny Voice Therapy Services provide therapy services to children who exhibit or use:

  • Articulation Disorder

    • Difficulty making certain sounds

      • i.e., substituting 'w' for 'r'

  • Apraxia of Speech

    • Difficulty producing sounds that effects the child's ability to motor plan the specific sounds consistently

  • Receptive Language Disorder

    • Difficulty with understanding language

      • Child might exhibit difficulty with following directions, answering questions, understanding novel vocabulary, etc. 

  • Expressive Language Disorder

    • Difficulty with formulating grammatically correct sentences 

      • i.e., I swimmed yesterday 

  • Stuttering

    • Within word dysfluencies that interrupt the forward flow of speech

      • Sound syllable repetitions

        • g-g-g-g-go

      • Sound prologonations

        • aaaaaaaapple

  • Feeding Difficulties

    • Children's ability to eat is affected by one or a combination of the following: medical condition (asthma, acid reflux), sensory processing disorder, or oral motor deficits

  • Central Auditory Processing ​

    • deficits in internally processing sounds. Children might have difficulty following directions, understanding speech in noisy environments, and distinguishing between similar sounds. ​

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Devices

    • The use of gestures, pictures, writing, facial expressions, typing in replacement or to supplement spoken language to express thoughts, needs, and wants

      • Ranges from low-tech (pictures, gestures) to high-tech AAC device (DynaVox, Accent)

  • Gestalt Language Processors​​

    • Delayed echolalia ​

    • individuals will start communicating with phrases that they have heard from caregivers, Youtube, movies, songs, etc. and progress to freeing words from those phrases 

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