Speech is one of the primary ways that humans communicate with our environment. Speech and language disorders refer to problems in communication and range from impairment of articulation, sounds, fluency or voice to cognitive issues that can impact your ability to understand the use of spoken and written language. These cognitive issues may also impair safety and judgment in activities of daily living.
Communication difficulties can be caused by a number of conditions, including neurological disorders, brain injury and stroke. Dysarthria (poorly articulated speech), aphasia (impaired expression or comprehension of written or spoken language) and apraxia (motor planning difficulties) are some of the most common speech and communication problems.
The best treatment for a speech, language or cognitive-communication disorder is early intervention by a speech-language pathologist. By using written tests and a variety of special instruments, they can diagnose the nature and extent of your impairment, record and analyze speech, language and cognitive-communication irregularities and design a unique treatment plan to meet your specific needs and goals.
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To schedule an assessment with a speech-language pathologist at Sheltering Arms, contact (877) 56-REHAB.