speech therapy ashevilleA speech therapist helps childen and adults learn basic communication skills including language and the ability to say words. They also help those without the ability to speak, develop their own voice using low tech or high communication devices helping them to engage in the world around them.

Speech Therapy can help with the following needs or diagnosis:

  • Receptive and Expressive Language
  • Central Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Articulation Skills
  • Developmental Apraxia
  • Alternative  Communication

Adult Speech Therapy

Adults may need speech therapy for a variety of reasons:

  • Stroke
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cancer of the Larynx
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Head Injury
  • Swallowing Disorders 

Children's Speech Therapy

We depend on the local pediatricians to help identify those children who do not seem to be developing normally. Thank you for your continued support of our agency. It is our goal to identify and treat speech and language problems as early as possible.

Most daycare owners inform us when they are concerned about a child’s speech and language development. At that time, we provide a free speech and language screening to determine if a full speech evaluation is warranted. Some of our school-age clients are also receiving speech therapy at school.

When a child has a severe speech and/or language disorder, it is important to have speech therapy as frequently as possible. Medicaid allows up to three speech therapy sessions per week and will increase this if the child’s physician agrees.

20 Top Reasons to Seek the Help of a Speech Pathologist

  1. Language delay
  2. Articulation delay
  3. Stuttering
  4. Voice disorders
  5. Breath control
  6. Apraxia
  7. Dyslexia
  8. Dysarthria
  9. Aphasia
  10. Tongue Thrust
  11. Dysphagia (swallowing disorder)
  12. Motor speech disorders
  13. Snoring
  14. Accent reduction
  15. Reading disorders (Dyslexia)
  16. Autism
  17. Traumatic brain injury
  18. Stroke
  19. Aural rehabilitation following cochlear Implant or placement of hearing aids
  20. Augmentative communication
  21. Feeding difficulties
  22. Auditory processing
  23. Pragmatic language delay
  24. Fluency disorders