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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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    Mercy Rehabilitation Services
    801 5th St, Sioux City, IA 51101
    (712) 279-2576
    Faith Regional Health Services
    1500 Koenigstein Ave, Norfolk, NE 68701
    (402) 644-7396
    Integrative Wellness
    5000 S Minnesota Ave Ste 101, Sioux Falls, SD 57108
    (605) 271-1348
    Prairie Rehabilitation
    1720 S Cliff Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    (605) 334-5630
    Avera McKennan Outpatient Rehab Services
    1325 S Cliff Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    (605) 322-5000
    Children's Care Hospital & School
    2501 W 26th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    (605) 444-9800
    Avera McKennan Outpatient Rehab Services
    810 E 23rd St Ste 2000, Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    (605) 322-5123
    2115 S Pendar Ln, Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    (605) 339-1800
    Scottish Rite
    520 S 1st Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
    (605) 336-7561
    Children's Care Hospital & School
    1020 W 18th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
    (605) 782-2400
    Chatterbox Speech Services
    4247 N 163rd Ave, Omaha, NE 68116
    (402) 212-0038
    Procare3 Physical Occupational & Speech Therapy
    15664 W Maple Rd, Omaha, NE 68116
    (402) 991-1110
    Maloe Speech Services
    7701 Pacific St Ste 105, Omaha, NE 68114
    (402) 614-8233
    Speech Care Associates
    1320 N 113th Ct Apt 4509, Omaha, NE 68154
    (402) 898-3950
    Methodist Hospital
    8303 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68114
    (402) 354-4000

    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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