How Can Therapy Help?

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Powers provides speech & language therapy services for all ages, and tailors her sessions to meet your desired outcomes. Powers works with individuals displaying delays or difficulties in the following areas:

Articulation

The ability to appropriately pronounce speech sounds at the word, sentence and conversational levels. Delays can be seen as sound omission, sound distortion, and/or sound substitution, and can be caused by a variety of factors.

Expressive Language

Communicating via words, written text, and nonverbal communication. 

Receptive Language

Understanding of spoken, written and gestural communication.

Pragmatic Skills

The social use of language (i.e. eye contact, responding to questions, telling stories, taking turns, etc.).

Voice

The pitch, quality and loudness of the voice that can be negatively impacted by poor vocal hygiene, Parkinson’s Disease, abuse or overuse of the vocal folds, and/or genetic disorders. Feeding/Swallowing: The ability for children and adults to efficiently manipulate food and drinks in the oral cavity and produce an effective swallow. Some delays in feeding can be a result of texture and taste aversion, anxiety, swollen tonsils, feeding tubes, and much more.

Hearing

The ability to auditorily process speech and non-speech sounds through the ear and into the brain. Speech and language therapists can help with hearing difficulties by teaching compensatory communication strategies and by educating clients and their communication partners.

Cognition

Includes the areas of attention, concentration, orientation, word retrieval, and executive functioning skills such as problem solving and reasoning

Fluency

Producing language without the presence of a stutter or stammer.

Augmentative/Alternative Communication

Includes all forms of communication other than oral speech to help convey needs, wants and ideas (i.e. Pictures Exchange Communication System, tech devices, written text, etc.).

Intellectual Disabilities

Significant limitations in intellectual functioning that affect one’s ability to learn, produce and understand language, speech, and communication.

Aphasia

A condition that occurs suddenly after a stroke or a traumatic brain injury that results in difficulties with either language expression or language comprehension or sometimes both.

Dysarthria

A condition characterized by slurred or unintelligible speech due to oral muscle weakness caused by a stroke or traumatic brain injury. Autism Spectrum Disorder: A developmental disorder of variable severity that is characterized by difficulty in social interaction and communication and by restricted or repetitive patterns of thought and behavior.Open document settingsOpen publish panel