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Speech Therapists

Speech therapists assess, diagnose, treat, and help prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive communication, voice, swallowing, and fluency.

Speech therapists work with people who cannot produce speech sounds or cannot produce them clearly; those with speech rhythm and fluency problems, such as stuttering; people with voice disorders, such as inappropriate pitch or harsh voice; those with problems understanding and producing language; those who wish to improve their communication skills by modifying an accent; and those with cognitive communication impairments, such as attention, memory, and problem solving disorders.  They also work with people who have swallowing difficulties.

Speech therapists develop an individualized plan of care, tailored to each patient’s needs.  They teach patients how to make sounds, improve their voices, or increase their oral or written language skills to communicate more effectively.  They also teach individuals how to strengthen muscles or use compensatory strategies to swallow without choking or inhaling food or liquid.  Speech therapists help patients develop or recover reliable communication and swallowing skills, so patients can fulfill their educational, vocational and social roles.

Speech therapists keep records on the initial evaluation, progress, and discharge of clients.  This helps pinpoint problems, tracks client progress, and justifies the cost of treatment when applying for reimbursement.  They counsel individuals and their families concerning communication disorders and how to cope with the stress and misunderstanding that often accompany them.  They also work with family members to recognize and change behavior patterns that impede communication and treatment and show them communication enhancing techniques to use at home.



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