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Speech Pathology Terms to Know

Speech pathologists assist clients with a wide range of speech related problems. Problems with language as well as physical difficulties may be addressed by speech pathologists. Many patients find it useful to know the specific terms are used to identify the different types of problems, as well as treatments.

  • Expressive Language - The ability to convey thoughts using language. There are some people who need treatment in order to properly convey what they want to express.
  • Receptive Language - The ability to understand communication using language.
  • Dysfluency - Stammering or stuttering. The cause is often psychological, and unrelated to the patient's level of intelligence.
  • Autism - A spectrum of disorders which affect, among other areas, social and language development. Specialized schools may assist in treatment and aiding patients in increasing language usage.
  • Specific Language Impairment - A delay in language development unrelated to intelligence, autism, hearing loss, or other known causes. Treatment and therapy may include training drills, social practice, and even work with specialized computer software.
  • Auditory Processing Disorder - Difficulty with perception and mental processing of sounds. Patients generally do not have any physical impairment.
  • Dysphagia - Difficulty with swallowing. Patients may experience dysphagia because of many different causes. In addition to a speech impediment, patients may suffer from other difficulties related to this problem.
  • Articulation Disorder - Difficulty with pronouncing specific sounds. Lisps are one type of articulation disorder. A program of speech therapy, training and practice may assist with these problems.
  • Dysphonia - A medical term for speech disorders. These often affect the vocal cords have any number of physical causes.
  • Hearing Loss - Difficulty or inability to hear speech can severely impede a child's speech development. Many schools offer accommodations for students with hearing loss.
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    125 E Sunnyoaks Ave #111, Campbell, CA 95008
    Speech and Language therapy for children and adults. Consultation and parenting classes. Pediatric feeding therapy. Special needs children and adults. Bilingualism and special education. Evaluations.
    (408) 370-3769
    Sutcliffe Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
    851 Fremont Avenue, Suite 110, Los Altos, CA 94024
    Sutcliffe Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics uses an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to evaluate and treat a wide range of developmental and behavioral difficulties in children.
    (650) 941-1698
    PositiveTherapy Solutions for Speech-Language Path
    905 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Suite 210, Danville, CA 94526
    We specialize in: accent reduction, augmentative communication, apraxia , articulation, stuttering, language delay, social skills, pragmatics, Stuttering, tones rest therapy.
    (925) 362-3995
    Innovative Therapy Services
    1090 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95050
    (408) 241-2229
    Breakey Lisa K
    950 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128
    (408) 297-9740
    Via Services
    2851 Park Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050
    (408) 243-7861
    Think Social
    3031 Tisch Way Ste 800, San Jose, CA 95128
    (408) 557-8595
    Synergic Therapy
    1100 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125
    (408) 638-7639
    Pediatric Professionals
    4020 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA 95117
    (408) 247-5590
    Michelle G Winner MA Ccc Slp
    3550 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95117
    (408) 557-8575
    Learning to Succeed
    4010 Moorpark Ave Ste 117, San Jose, CA 95117
    (408) 249-0770
    Creative Communication for Kids
    880 E Campbell Ave Ste 203, Campbell, CA 95008
    (408) 371-4004
    Bird -Kern & Associates
    595 Millich Dr Ste 105, Campbell, CA 95008
    (408) 379-0245
    Speech Morphing System
    1320 White Oaks Rd, Campbell, CA 95008
    (408) 371-8014
    Pediatric Therapy Services
    2577 Samaritan Dr Ste 715, San Jose, CA 95124
    (408) 358-8330

    Having a child that struggles or speaks with a lisp, stutters, or has a speech impediment can be difficult on parents. While this may sound like a major problem to many, there are ways to train children how to improve their speaking skills and improve their communication skills at school or in the home. Kids are not the only ones that have speech problems. In fact, quite a few adults need the assistance of a speech pathologist to correct certain vocal issues including aphasia which is the loss of language skills caused by damage to the brain, often resulting from a stroke. Through proper speech therapy in a private clinic or at school, usually with the assistance of a speech pathologist, individuals can improve their language and speaking skills. Parents should not delay getting their child involved in a program or class that can train them to use proper diction through a series of audio and computer software programs. Once diagnosed, a person should get the necessary therapy right away. It is important to understand that kids can learn how to improve their speaking skills if given the proper guidance. If their speech is impaired in any way, shape, or form, there are many great resources and therapists out there that are trained on improving their vocal skills. While it may be frustrating to parents, it is even more frustrating to their children because they might feel as if they are different. Once the child receives the necessary treatment, they will begin to sound much more clear and easily be understood by their parents, classmates, and teaching instructors.
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