with Heredia Therapy Group
Communication is a vital function for all of us. Expressing our needs and understanding others is the foundation of relationships, community, and society as we know it.
But sometimes, our verbal abilities can become impaired. Kids may struggle with developmental issues such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (also known as ASD) that affect their speech. While adults may suffer an injury or condition that impacts their communication skills.
As a caregiver, you worry about your loved ones and are willing to move mountains to support them. As an individual, you want to communicate so you can take space and belong.
No matter the obstacle you are facing, there is hope.
Speech therapy can help children and adults overcome speech and communication challenges for a brighter future. Here at Heredia Therapy Group, we offer speech therapy and other services to make a difference in people’s lives.
If you or your loved one have a speech disorder, we are here for you.
Speech therapy is a form of treatment that addresses speech disorders or impairments to improve communication abilities. This includes the capacity to express thoughts and feelings, understand and respond to others, process and articulate information, among other functions.
The goal of speech therapy is threefold: to identify the communication challenge(s), intervene with exercises tailored to the client’s needs, and track progress accordingly.
Speech therapy can help both children and adults learn or re-learn how to interact with the world. It can boost their confidence and self-esteem, opening up the door to a purposeful life.
Some speech disorders show up during childhood due to genetic, structural, or developmental disabilities. Others form at any age due to neurological damage, injuries, or medical conditions (e.g., stroke, brain injury, muscle paralysis). Some of these issues go on and evolve during adulthood, making them more challenging to treat.
Common speech disorders or impairments addressed with speech therapy include:
If you, your kid, or a family member are experiencing any of the above speech issues, do not wait. Reach out to us with your questions or concerns. The sooner we can assess and treat, the more effective treatment will be.
Speech therapy can help people:
Speech therapy can look a bit different in children and adults, varying depending upon age, disorder, or medical condition.
Child speech therapy requires close collaboration between the caregiver and the speech therapist. The goal is to understand how your little one communicates at home, at school, or within the community and design a plan to help them overcome their obstacles.
Speech therapy for children may involve lots of playtime, stories, rhymes, and riddles. The therapist will use books, images, toys, and other resources to encourage vocabulary and language development. Kids can learn how to make sounds and pronounce words to express themselves. They may also work on muscle exercises to improve oral strength and awareness.
If your kiddo suffers from a developmental disorder like ASD, he or she may experience issues with verbal and nonverbal communication. Speech therapy can be a crucial part of autism treatment, improving your child’s ability to interact with others.
Adult speech therapy also starts with assessing the challenges and establishing the best course of treatment.
Your therapist will work with you to stimulate fluent conversations and cognitive-communication skills (e.g., memory, organization, problem-solving). You may also learn techniques for better resonance and oral muscle strength.
If you have a medical condition or suffered an injury that impairs your swallowing or chewing abilities, a speech therapist can also help you recover these functions.
At Heredia Therapy Group, we offer speech therapy for adults and children struggling with communication or speech challenges.
Our speech therapy service includes:
We will assess your current speech, language, and communication abilities to determine an action plan.
Together, we will go through various strategies to address speech or language impairments. You will learn or recover communication skills to interact with those around you, feel empowered, and understood.
We will track your progress, making adjustments and recommendations to support your process. We may also assign at-home activities to reinforce and maintain treatment benefits.
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