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We found 94 speech therapists near Plymouth, MN.

Erin Marie Cramer-Erbes, Speech-Language Pathologist, MA
Specializes in Speech Therapy
St Louis Park, 3800; 3850 and 3900 Park Nicollet Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Ms. Erin Cramer-Erbes works as a speech therapist. Ms. Cramer-Erbes is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Nose Problems, Chronic Cough, Professional Voice Problems

Melissa Joy Pellinen, Speech-Language Pathologist, MA
Specializes in Speech Therapy
6701 Country Club Drive
Golden Valley, MN
 

Ms. Melissa Pellinen is a speech therapist in Golden Valley, MN and Saint Louis Park, MN. She is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. Ms. Pellinen is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Swallowing Problems, Parkinson's Disease

Dr. Kari Elizabeth Urberg-Carlson, Speech-Language Pathologist, MA, PhD
Specializes in Speech Therapy
3800 Park Nicollet Boulevard
St Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Kari Urberg-Carlson practices speech therapy. She is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Urberg-Carlson welcomes new patients.

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Carol Lynn Rue, Speech-Language Pathologist, MA
Specializes in Speech Therapy
3800 Park Nicollet Boulevard
St Louis Park, MN
 

Ms. Carol Rue's specialty is speech therapy. She has indicated that her clinical interests include chronic cough. She is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. Ms. Rue accepts Medicare insurance. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Cough, Professional Voice Problems

Kerry Louise Krueger, Speech-Language Pathologist, MS
Specializes in Speech Therapy
7505 Country Club Drive
Golden Valley, MN
 

Ms. Kerry Krueger's area of specialization is speech therapy. She is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. New patients are welcome to contact Ms. Krueger's office for an appointment.

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Nicole Lampi, Speech-Language Pathologist
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Speech Therapy
9220 Bass Lake Road; Suite 260
New Hope, MN
 

Ms. Nicole Lampi is a pediatric physiatrist and speech therapist. Ms. Lampi is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Essentia Health.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
7505 Country Club Drive
Golden Valley, MN
 

Ms. Molly O'Donnell practices speech therapy in Golden Valley, MN and Minneapolis, MN. She is affiliated with Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC).

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Clinical interests: Cognitive Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Swallowing Problems

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
11606 Wayzata Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
14130 23rd Avenue N
Plymouth, MN
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
17805 County Road 6
Plymouth, MN
 

Ms. Sandra Runner-Hart is a speech therapist. Patient ratings for Ms. Runner-Hart average 5.0 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
9220 Bass Lake Road; Suite 260
New Hope, MN
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
9220 Bass Lake Road; Suite 260
New Hope, MN
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
10201 Wayzata Boulevard; Suite 220
Minnetonka, MN
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
4910 Saratoga Lane N
Plymouth, MN
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
11700 Wayzata Boulevard
Minnetonka, MN
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
2000 Plymouth Road; Suite 220
Minnetonka, MN
 

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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.