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690 E Warner Road; 105
Gilbert, AZ
 

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8045 E Portobello Avenue
Mesa, AZ
 

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3507 S Ranch House Parkway
Gilbert, AZ
 

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2919 S Ellsworth Road; Suite 111
Mesa, AZ
 

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3326 E Maplewood Street
Gilbert, AZ
 

Ms. Sarah Jordan Strong practices speech therapy. Ms. Jordan Strong is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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4542 E Inverness Avenue; Suite C1
Mesa, AZ
 

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3326 E Maplewood Street
Gilbert, AZ
 

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4100 S Lindsay Road; Suite 113
Gilbert, AZ
 

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3271 E Queen Creek Road; Suite 101
Gilbert, AZ
 

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4023 E Sidewinder Court
Gilbert, AZ
 

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4189 E Seasons Circle
Gilbert, AZ
 

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20740 S Ellsworth Road
Queen Creek, AZ
 

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2084 E Canyon Place
Chandler, AZ
 

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1030 N Blue Grotto Drive
Gilbert, AZ
 

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140 S Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ
 

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230 North Cole Drive; Highland Park Elementary
Gilbert, AZ
 

Ms. Meredith Relken's area of specialization is speech therapy. Ms. Relken accepts Medicare insurance.

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What is Speech Therapy?

Speech therapy is a treatment that helps people of all ages who have problems speaking and using language. The professionals who provide speech therapy are called speech and language pathologists, or sometimes just speech therapists. Speech therapy is often associated with children, and many kids do need extra help overcoming speech disorders such as a lisp or a stutter. However, older patients also often rely on speech services, for instance after a stroke.

The issues that are treated in speech therapy can be broadly broken down into three main categories. They are:
  • Speech disorders, which affect the voice and the ability to form sounds properly or speak fluently. Examples include dysarthria, stuttering, and vocal cord polyps.
  • Language disorders, which are problems with either saying or understanding spoken words. Examples include autism and pragmatic (social) language disorders.
  • Swallowing disorders, including drooling and difficulty swallowing. Since speech therapy involves treatment for the muscles of the mouth and throat, some swallowing disorders can be treated by speech therapists.

The way speech therapy is conducted depends greatly on the age and needs of the patient being served. Therapy may be conducted one-on-one, in a small group, or in a classroom. Standardized testing is often used to evaluate speech. Depending on the patient, therapy may include games, conversation, role playing and storytelling, flash cards, or singing. The speech therapist sometimes assigns exercises for the patient to practice at home.

There are many causes for speech disorders, and they are surprisingly common. Speech therapy is an effective treatment that helps these patients communicate their thoughts and feelings with others.