Crossroads Speech & Hearing

Telephone: 724-941-4434

Adult Speech Language Therapy Services

Adult Speech and Language Evaluation and Treatment for:

APHASIA

Aphasia is a language disorder, usually caused by CVA (stroke) or head injury. It can affect a person's ability to speak, write or understand

ARTICULATION

Adults can also have speech sound disorders. Some adults continue to have problems from childhood, while other may develop speech problems after a stroke or head injury.

CORPORATE COMMUNICATION CONSULTING

Many adults have difficulty communicating effectively because of their accent or pronunciation skills. Services offered include accent modification, presentation and interviewing skills and communication coaching.

STUTTERING (FLUENCY DISORDER)

Speech fluency refers to the natural forward flow of speech. Stuttering is characterized by an abnormally high frequency and/or duration of stoppages in the forward flow of speech. Stuttering that persists can negatively affect one's social, academic and emotional status. Specific treatment depends not on the severity of the disorder but focuses on the individual's functioning effectively in his/her everyday environment.

SWALLOWING

Dysphagia is a medical term for difficulty in swallowing. This may involve foods, liquids, medications, or even saliva. Aspiration refers to the entrance of food or liquid into the airway, possibly leading to aspiration pneumonia.

VELOPHARYNGEAL INSUFFICIENCY

Velopharyngeal Insufficiency, also referred to as VPI, is a condition that affects the speaker's speech resonance.

VOICE

Voice is the sound produced by vibration of the vocal cords (vocal folds) in the larynx (voice box). A voice disorder occurs when the vocal folds do not vibrate effectively to produce a clear sound. Neurological disorders (i.e. Parkinson's etc.), vocal nodules/lesions, and laryngectomy would all benefit from voice therapy.

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