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Dr. Laura Ball Ball, PhD, Speech-Language Pathologist
Specializes in Speech Therapy
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Laura Ball practices speech therapy in Washington, DC. She is affiliated with Children's National Health System.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
4922 Lasalle Road
Hyattsville, MD
 

Ms. Jean Varghese is a speech therapist in Hyattsville, MD. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Jennifer J Williams, Speech-Language Pathologist, MS
Specializes in Speech Therapy
525 Bryant Street Nw; Suite 139
Washington, DC
 

Ms. Jennifer Williams is a speech therapist. She is affiliated with Howard University Hospital.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
2901 Park Drive Se
Washington, DC
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
800 Florida Avenue Ne; Slcc 2212
Washington, DC
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
1200 1st Street Ne; 8th Floor
Washington, DC
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
2900 Mercy Lane
Cheverly, MD
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
1731 Bunker Hill Road Ne
Washington, DC
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
800 Florida Avenue Ne; Slcc 2200
Washington, DC
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
102 Irving Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
800 Florida Avenue Ne
Washington, DC
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
111 Michigan Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
1200 1st Street Ne; Floor 9
Washington, DC
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
8200 Good Luck Road
Lanham, MD
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
800 Florida Avenue Ne; Slcc 2214
Washington, DC
 

Ms. Robin Goffen is a speech therapist in Washington, DC. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
900 2nd Street Ne; Suite 306
Washington, DC
 

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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.