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2221 Livernois Road; Suite 101
Troy, MI
 

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306 E 4th Street
Royal Oak, MI
 

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2221 Livernois Road; Suite 101
Troy, MI
 

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1635 W Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI
 

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1025 E Maple Road; Suite B11
Birmingham, MI
 

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32500 Concord Drive; Suite 343
Madison Heights, MI
 

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13116 Borgman Avenue
Huntington Woods, MI
 

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24445 Northwestern Highway; Suite 100
Southfield, MI
 

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1813 Shepherds Drive
Troy, MI
 

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26385 Humber Street
Huntington Woods, MI
 

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25900 Greenfield Road; Suite 100
Oak Park, MI
 

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25700 York Road
Royal Oak, MI
 

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20315 Winchester Street
Southfield, MI
 

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11000 W Mcnichols Road
Detroit, MI
 

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4111 Mark Orr Road
Royal Oak, MI
 

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3604 W Webster Road
Royal Oak, MI
 

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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.