Effective and functional communication skills are essential for healthy childhood and adolescent development. They also can influence social, academic, and career success. If you or your child is experiencing speech or language difficulties, Summit Health has Speech Language Pathologists who specialize in both Pediatric and Adult Disorders.
Speech therapy involves evaluating and treating communication problems. To achieve each patient’s goal, our speech therapists provide fun, age-appropriate, encouraging, and motivating rehabilitation activities to improve speech and language.
For your convenience, we offer day and evening hours for Speech Therapy.
Our Speech Therapy Team Evaluates and Treats the Following Disorders:
- Articulation Disorders
- Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders
- Motor Speech Disorders
- Cognitive Communication disorders
- Voice disorders
- Swallowing Disorders
- Stuttering Disorders
Speech and Language Therapy Can Help Improve:
- Comprehension and expression through language
- Speech sound production to increase overall speech intelligibility
- Feeding and swallowing skills
- As a parent or caregiver, you are integral to the success of your child’s or teen’s treatment. In addition to participating in his or her therapy, you will learn strategies to help your child communicate effectively.
Good hearing is an important part of speech development. Audiologists at Summit Health provide testing for people of all ages to identify and manage hearing and balance disorders. They will partner with your child’s speech therapist to ensure your child gets the comprehensive care he or she needs.
Hearing loss (or hearing impairment) is defined as hearing problems in one or both ears. It includes the inability to hear the range of sounds that is normal for most people. People with hearing loss or hearing impairment might hear some sounds, but they also might hear no sounds.
Our audiologists teach patients with hearing loss about leading-edge hearing aid technology and communication strategies to manage in difficult listening situations.
If you think your child might have difficulty hearing, ask him or her questions from our Five-minute Hearing Test. The results will help determine whether he or she should be evaluated and treated for hearing loss.