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Specializes in Speech Therapy
1805 College Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Ms. Kimberly Haynes' specialty is speech therapy. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
7777 Hennessy Boulevard; Suite 408
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Ms. Mell Schexnaildre is a speech therapist. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
768 Chevelle Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Ms. Sheran Samuel is a speech therapist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Samuel honors.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
1805 College Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Ms. Kacey Rodrigue is a speech therapist in Baton Rouge, LA. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
8762 Quarters Lake Road
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Ms. Holly Strange practices speech therapy. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
10101 Park Rowe Avenue; Suite 200
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Ms. Julie Hannie practices speech therapy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
768 Chevelle Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Ms. Phyllis Duplechin specializes in speech therapy. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
768 Chevelle Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Ms. Kelli Renfro specializes in speech therapy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
768 Chevelle Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Ms. Melissa Samuels' area of specialization is speech therapy. Ms. Samuels is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
768 Chevelle Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Ms. Lisa Suire works as a speech therapist. Ms. Suire honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.
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