LifeSteps Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are highly trained professionals who provide a wide range of services in the area of speech and language disorders.
Speech services begin with the initial assessment and diagnosis, and continue with consultation for the provision of advice regarding management, intervention and treatment, and provision of counseling and other follow-up services for these disorders:
- Speech (i.e. phonation, articulation, fluency, resonance, and voice).
- Language (i.e. phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatic/social aspects of communication) including comprehension and expression; language processing; preliteracy and language-based literacy skills; and phonological awareness
- Voice (i.e. hoarseness, poor vocal volume, abnormal vocal quality). Research has been proven to demonstrate voice therapy to be especially helpful with certain patient populations.
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication (i.e. evaluation for and consideration of different types of AAC devices that will aid a patient in communicating). Whenever possible, SLPs utilize community resources to find funding for such devices.
- Sensory awareness related to communication and swallowing.
- Cognitive aspects of communication (e.g. memory, problem solving, executive functions).
Speech Disorders Addressed
SLPs collaborate with other team members here at LifeSteps as well as other health care professionals outside of our clinic (including audiologists, medical doctors, nurses, etc.) in addition to educators and parents a part of a multidisciplinary team as dictated by the individual patient’s needs.