Speech Therapy

Speech-language pathology or more commonly known as speech therapy is a branch of therapy that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cognitive-communication disorders, articulation disorders, fluency disorders, and other types of expressive disorders.

Speech therapy can help you or your child regain or improve communication skills, build confidence, better understand and respond to others, and speak more clearly, fluently, and correctly.

When Should You Receive Speech Therapy

Some of the signs that you may need speech therapy are communication problems, difficulty communicating, low vocal quality, or a lack of phonological awareness.

Here are a few speech and language disorders that can be treated with speech therapy techniques:

Articulation disorders

An articulation disorder is a speech disorder that affects the way a person produces sounds. People with articulation disorders may have difficulty producing certain sounds.

Fluency disorders

A fluency disorder is a type of speech disorder that causes a person to have difficulty speaking in a fluent, smooth, and rhythmic way.

Resonance disorders

A resonance disorder is a type of speech disorder that affects the way sound is produced and resonates in the nasal cavity

Receptive disorders

A receptive language disorder is a type of speech disorder that affects the way a person understands spoken language.

Expressive disorders

An expressive language disorder is a type of speech disorder that affects the way a person uses words and sentences to express himself

Cognitive communication disorders

A cognitive communication disorder is a type of speech disorder that affects a person’s ability to think, remember, and pay attention.


Aphasia is a type of cognitive communication disorder that affects a person’s ability to understand and use language.


Dysarthria is a type of speech disorder that affects the muscles used for speech.


Apraxia is a type of speech disorder that affects the ability to move the muscles used for speech.

Early Intervention: Why The First 3 Years Matter Most

Who Will You Be Working With

Eastern Therapy's speech-language pathologists, also known as speech therapists, are healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat individuals with language difficulties and language disorders.

Our speech-language pathologists (SLPs) use a variety of techniques to help their patients improve their communication skills. These may include exercises to improve muscle strength and coordination, cognitive-communication therapy to help improve thinking and memory skills, and/or AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) devices to help patients who are unable to speak.

What to Expect from a Speech Therapy Session

Every speech therapy session is different and tailored to the needs of the individual patient. However, there are some general things you can expect from a typical speech therapy session.

First, the speech-language pathologist will assess the patient’s communication skills. This may involve having the patient complete some language tasks or answer questions about their symptoms.

Next, the speech-language pathologist will develop a treatment plan to address the patient’s specific needs. This may involve working on exercises to improve muscle strength and coordination, practicing new communication skills, or using AAC devices.

Finally, the speech-language pathologist will evaluate the patient’s progress and make adjustments to the treatment plan as needed.

Speech therapy sessions usually last for 30 to 60 minutes. During the session, the speech-language pathologist will work with the patient on specific goals that have been set.


A Speech Therapist can Help People With the Following Conditions:

Adult Speech Therapy:

  • Speech and Communication Training
  • Language Training
  • Aphasia Rehabilitation
  • Myofunctional Training
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Memory Care
  • Augmentative Communication

Pediatric Speech Therapy:

  • Articulation and Language Development
  • Receptive Language Skills
  • Expressive Language Skills
  • Written Language Skills
  • Augmentative Communication
  • Early Intervention Services
  • Myofunctional Training
  • Stuttering
  • Social Skills Training


  • Improved communication and expression of thoughts and wants/needs
  • Improved Social Skills
  • Enhanced Learning through language
  • Improved strength and coordination of oral musculature
  • Improved speech fluency
  • Improved school skills and pre-literacy skills
  • Improved independence and self-esteem

In conclusion, speech therapy can be a very effective treatment for many different types of communication disorders. If you or someone you know is having difficulty communicating, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We would be more than happy to help.

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