Speech-Language Therapy

Speech-language therapy includes the evaluation and treatment of speech, language, cognitive and feeding/swallowing skills. Although the terms speech and language are often used interchangeably, it is important to understand the difference between them.

Speech is the physical production of sounds. It involves precise and coordinated muscle  movement of the lips, tongue, jaw, larynx, chest and abdomen.  Speech disorders include:

Language is a symbolic, rule governed system used to convey a message. Symbols can include spoken/written words or gestures, while the “rules” of language include appropriate use of syntax, semantics, phonology, morphology and pragmatics. Language disorders include:

Although auditory processing disorder is considered an auditory disorder, language processing skills are usually affected and therefore targeted in evaluation and treatment.

Zenith Speech Therapy provides comprehensive, individualized speech-language treatment for both children and adults.

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