How Can Speech – Language Pathology Help??

What can Speech – Language Pathology offer you???

A Speech-Language Pathologist (S-LP) is a professional who assesses, diagnoses and treats children and adults who have difficulty with speech or language. Although people often think of speech and language as the same thing, the terms actually have very different meanings. If your child has trouble with speech, he or she has difficulty with the coordination of muscles and movements to produce speech – such as a child who has trouble pronouncing several speech sounds and is difficult to understand. If your child has trouble with receptive language, he or she has difficulty understanding what is heard or seen. If your child has trouble with expressive language, he or she struggles to find the right words and/or organize those words in a meaningful way to communicate a message. Adults can also have difficulty in these areas, especially following a traumatic brain injury or stroke. A Speech-Language Pathologist also works with people who have social communication, stuttering, voice and reading disorders.

Here at Veitch Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre, we are proud to have two Speech-Language Pathologists on staff. If you would like more information regarding Speech-Language Pathologists and their role, or would like to schedule a session with one of our experienced professionals, contact our clinic today!