Our Areas of Expertise Include:

Speech/Language Therapy
Voice Therapy
Stuttering Therapy
Myofunctional Therapy
Thumb Sucking Elimination
Feeding Therapy

Definitions

Receptive Language Disorder:

A receptive language disorder is a limitation in the ability to understand or comprehend language heard or read. An expressive language is the limitation in being able to put thoughts into words and sentences, in a way that makes sense and is grammatically accurate.

Expressive Language Disorder:

An expressive language is the limitation in being able to put thoughts into words and sentences, in a way that makes sense and is grammatically accurate.

Voice Disorder:

A Voice disorder includes difficulty with pitch, loudness or quality of the sound produced by the larynx, more commonly known as the voice box.

Stuttering:

Stuttering is a communication disorder involving disruptions, or “disfluencies,” in a person’s speech.

Feeding Disorders:

Feeding disorders include problems gathering food and getting ready to suck, chew, or swallow it. For example, a child who cannot pick up food and get it to her mouth or cannot completely close her lips to keep food from falling out of her mouth may have a feeding disorder.
Swallowing disorders, also called dysphagia (dis-FAY-juh), can occur at different stages in the swallowing process:

  • Oral Phase – sucking, chewing, and moving food or liquid into the throat
  • Pharyngeal Phase – starting the swallow, squeezing food down the throat, and closing off the airway to prevent food or liquid from entering the airway (aspiration) or to prevent choking
  • Esophageal Phase – relaxing and tightening the openings at the top and bottom of the feeding tube in the throat (esophagus) and squeezing food through the esophagus into the stomach

Phonologial Process Disorder:

A phonological process disorder involves patterns of sound errors. For example, substituting all sounds made in the back of the mouth like “k” and “g” for those in the front of the mouth like “t” and “d” (e.g., saying “tup” for “cup” or “das” for “gas”).

Pragmatic Language Disorder:

A social or pragmatic communication disorder refers to difficulty in using language to interact with others in a host of situations, from entering peer groups to resolving conflicts.

Childhood Apraxia of Speecch (CAS):

Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder. Children with CAS have problems saying sounds, syllables, and words. This is not because of muscle weakness or paralysis. The brain has problems planning to move the body parts (e.g., lips, jaw, tongue) needed for speech.

Articulation Disorder:

An Articulation disorder is a speech disorder involving difficulties in articulating specific types of sounds. Articulation disorders often involve substitution of one sound for another, slurring of speech, or indistinct speech.

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder (OMD):

An orofacial myofunctional disorder (OMD) is when there is an abnormal lip, jaw, or tongue position during rest, swallowing, or speech. You may also see this when there are prolonged oral habits, like thumb or finger sucking.