Find Your Speech Therapist Nearby
Speech-Language Therapists offer adults and kids who struggle with spoken and written language assistance in a number of communication and physical disorders. From language and social communication disorders to feeding, swallowing and cognitive-communication disorders speech therapy can guide, direct and plan for improved communication skills. Find a speech therapist nearby.
There are times when articulating certain sounds within one’s language needs a bit of assistance. Speech therapists will work with patients to better produce the correct sounds in his/her language.
Language disorders occur when a person has trouble understanding others (receptive language), or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings (expressive language). Language disorders may be spoken or written and may involve the form (phonology, morphology, syntax), content (semantics), and/or use (pragmatics) of language in functional and socially appropriate ways.
Social Communication Disorder
Social communication disorders occur when a person has trouble with the social use of verbal and nonverbal communication. These disorders may include problems (a) communicating for social purposes (e.g., greeting, commenting, asking questions), (b) talking in different ways to suit the listener and setting, and (c) following rules for conversation and story-telling. Often individuals with autism spectrum disorder have social communication problems. Social communication disorders are also found individuals with other conditions, such as traumatic brain injury.
Cognitive-communication disorders include problems organizing thoughts, paying attention, remembering, planning, and/or problem-solving. These disorders may be a result of a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or dementia.
Feeding disorders are characterized by extreme food selectivity beyond picky. Some children develop feeding problems due to a medical condition, poor oral motor skills.
Children and adults can have swallowing disorders (dysphagia) are feeding and swallowing difficulties, which may follow an illness, surgery, stroke, or injury.
Augmentative & Alternative Communication Systems
Speech therapist work with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems for individuals with severe expressive and/or language comprehension disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder or progressive neurological disorders.
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Speech-Language Therapy FAQ
Will my insurance cover PT, OT and/or Speech Therapy?
The short answer is yes! Most policies acknowledge the charge codes from PT, OT and Speech. Each listed provider has indicated the companies with which they contract services. As always, confer with your individual insurance carrier for in-network providers, up-to-date deductibles and copays which may apply.
May I work with my own therapist or must I go with the clinic associated with my doctor?
Yes, just like you can choose the pharmacy of your choice. You may choose any therapist (and hopefully one found on this registry!)
What should I wear to therapy?
Wear something loose and comfortable so the therapist can easily work with your body. If needed, a hospital gown can be provided for access and modesty.
Ex. If your elbow needs their attention, wearing a short sleeved shirt will allow easy access for therapy.
Ex. If your knee needs attention but you are coming from work, bring a pair of shorts so they may look at your knee, gait and leg posture.