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We found 6 speech therapists who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near New Orleans, LA.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Ms. Diana Masters' specialty is speech therapy. Ms. Masters takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Charlotte A Ducote, PhD, Speech-Language Pathologist
Specializes in Speech Therapy
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Charlotte Ducote works as a speech therapist. Dr. Ducote is affiliated with Ochsner. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Judith Fornadley, Speech-Language Pathologist, MS
Specializes in Speech Therapy
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Ms. Judith Fornadley works as a speech therapist in New Orleans, LA. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
1900 Gravier Street Lsuhsc - Human Development Center; Sahp Building 10th Floor
New Orleans, LA
 

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

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
4190 Orleans Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Ms. Abbey Sanchez's area of specialization is speech therapy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Ms. Linley Berger is a speech therapist in New Orleans, LA. Ms. Berger is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.