Speech Therapy

Also known as: speech-language therapy.

What is speech therapy?

Speech therapy is an intervention that targets improving a child’s ability to understand and express language. The therapy is conducted by a medical professional known as a speech-language pathologist.


What happens during the treatment?

Speech-language therapy encompasses the following areas: Articulation, Fluency, Voice, Receptive/Expressive Language, Play and Oral-Motor. A formal assessment is conducted to determine the areas of deficit and goal plans are created.


Is any special preparation needed?

A prescription from a medical provider (i.e., pediatrician, sub-specialist) is required to initiate scheduling the evaluation.


What are the risk factors?

There are no risk factors related to speech therapy.


Reviewed by: Jamie Tarshis

This page was last updated on: 6/21/2019 1:29:44 AM

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