Speech Language Therapy

Are you scared of social gatherings? Or is your self-confidence is shaken up? Join hands with Medstar rehab where we give a boost to your confidence through our speech-language therapy. We not try to prevent issues related to speech but also try to assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication related issues. For children, we also deal with swallowing disorders which you might be concerned of.

Best Speech Language Therapy in Michigan

Speech Language pathologist (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children.

  • Speech disorders occur when a person has difficulty producing speech sounds currently or fluently (e.g., stuttering is a form of disfluency) or has problems with his or her voice or resonance.
  • 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 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 purpose (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. All the 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 usually happen as a result of a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or dementia, although they can be congenital.
  • Swallowing disorders (dysphagia) are feeding and swallowing difficulties, which may follow an illness, surgery, stroke, or injury.

Additionally, SLPs:

  • Provide aural rehabilitation for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Provide 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.
  • Work with people who don’t have speech, language, or swallowing disorders, but want to learn how to communicate more effectively (e.g., work on accent modification or other form of communication enhancement).

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