Speech & Language Therapy Services
Speech and language allow us to communicate with each other. Impairments in these areas prevent us from sending, receiving, and understanding messages. Speech disorders occur when a person is unable to produce speech sounds correctly or fluently, or has problems with voice or resonance. Language disorders occur when a person has trouble understanding others or expressing thoughts, ideas, or feelings. Hearing is also an important factor for successful communication. Hearing disorders make it difficult to detect, recognize, discriminate, comprehend, and perceive auditory information for speech and language. Disorders of speech, language, and hearing are also referred to as communication disorders. Communication disorders can be present at birth or acquired later in life and range in severity.