Improve Communication With Comprehensive Speech Therapy at Insight
Adult and Pediatric Speech Therapy Is Now Available for Patients 3 and Older
Communicating our needs, ideas, and feelings is a complex process that can be affected by genetic syndromes, developmental delay, disease, or injury. Our multidisciplinary team of speech therapists at Insight Comprehensive Therapy provide innovative speech therapy for adults and children. With extensive experience in treating speech, language, voice, communication, and swallowing disorders, we specialize in a wide range of human communication impairments, including:
- Speech Sound Production (articulation & phonological disorders)
- Speech Fluency (stuttering)
- Expressive & Receptive Language Delays/Disorders
- Voice Disorders
- Cognitive-Communication Disorders (problem solving, memory, planning)
- Pragmatic/Social Language Disorders
- Augmentative & Alternative Communication
- Swallowing (Dysphagia) Impairments
Speech-Language Pathology Conditions We Treat
Speech-language pathologists at Insight provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment services for a wide range of speech, language, and voice conditions. Explore the types of services available to you and your family.
Articulation & Phonological Disorder: An articulation disorder is the inability to say certain speech sounds correctly, beyond the age when the sound is typically learned. Speech sounds may be dropped, added, distorted, or substituted. A phonological process disorder occurs when a child makes predictable and typical patterns of speech sound errors. These mistakes are common in young children learning speech skills, but it may be a disorder when they continue past a certain age.
Expressive & Receptive Language: Receptive language (the message ‘in’) is the ability to understand information. Expressive language (the message ‘out’) is the ability to communicate ideas and thoughts. Language deficits can occur with spoken language, written language, or printed information. A speech language pathologist can work with people who may be having trouble understanding others or “getting the message out.”
Both developmental disorders and medical incidents, such as intellectual disorders, learning disabilities, genetic disorders, strokes, traumatic brain injuries, and progressive medical conditions, can affect how a person is able to process and express information. For example, aphasia is often caused by strokes and affects the production and/or comprehension of language.
Voice: Voice therapy uses vocal cord exercises to prevent or treat voice disorders like hoarseness and laryngitis. Transgender voice therapy helps transgender individuals control their pitch to achieve higher or lower voices. Working with a speech-language pathologist can improve an individual’s perception of their voice.
Cognitive – CVA, TBI, or TIA patients with Cognitive-Communication Rehabilitation: Cognitive-communication skills include thought organization and planning skills, memory impairments, attention, and problem solving. This set of skills is important for safety awareness and decision making. A speech-language pathologist can work with a patient to help strengthen cognitive communication abilities and set up tools to support these skills.
Pragmatics: Social communication skills involve communicating in ways that are appropriate for the particular social context, changing communication to match the context or needs of the listener, following rules for conversation, and storytelling. This also involves understanding nonliteral or ambiguous language, sentence grammar and lexical semantics, and inferential language. Individuals should be able to demonstrate appropriate discourse comprehension and recognize misinterpretation of contextual meaning to repair conversations. Pragmatic skills can be impaired in individuals with intellectual disabilities, language disorders, traumatic brain injury, and dementia. Speech-language pathologists can help individuals work on social communication skills to improve daily interactions, conversations, and relationships between communication partners.
Augmentative & Alternative Forms of Communication: A speech-language pathologist can work with patients who need augmentative and alternative forms of communication when verbal communication is impaired or limited. Options ranging from high-tech to low-tech tools may be explored. Gestures and sign language skills can also be introduced to facilitate developing communication skills.
Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia): Difficulty swallowing can be a result of injury, stroke, illness, or medical procedure. A speech-language pathologist can work with patients on strengthening swallowing abilities and make recommendations on appropriate diet textures. When appropriate, neuromuscular electrical stimulation may be used to augment swallowing exercises by a certified SLP.
For more information about speech therapy or to schedule an appointment at Insight Comprehensive Therapy, contact us today.