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3507 Moccasin Road
Coeur D Alene, ID
 

Ms. Sue Helsper specializes in speech therapy and practices in Coeur D'Alene, ID. She takes Medicare insurance.

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917 W Canfield Avenue
Coeur D'alene, ID
 

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500 W Aqua Avenue
Coeur D Alene, ID
 

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2200 Ironwood Place
Coeur D Alene, ID
 

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2195 Ironwood Court
Coeur D Alene, ID
 

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4181 W Upriver Drive
Coeur D Alene, ID
 

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700 W Ironwood Drive; Suite 220
Coeur D Alene, ID
 

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2200 Ironwood Place
Coeur D Alene, ID
 

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411 W Haycraft Avenue; Suite D4
Coeur D Alene, ID
 

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2003 Kootenai Health Way
Coeur D Alene, ID
 

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1401 W Bizztown Loop
Hayden, ID
 

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311 N 10th Street
Coeur D Alene, ID
 

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2200 Ironwood Place
Coeur D Alene, ID
 

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210 W Lacrosse Avenue
Coeur D Alene, ID
 

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411 W Haycraft Avenue; Suite D4
Coeur D Alene, ID
 

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210 W Lacrosse Avenue
Coeur D Alene, ID
 

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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.