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Bhavna Kamal Gvalani, Speech-Language Pathologist
Specializes in Speech Therapy, Radiology
3816 Latrobe Drive
Charlotte, NC
 

Ms. Bhavna Gvalani practices speech therapy and radiology (X-ray and medical imaging). She is professionally affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
1323 Holly Ridge Drive
Matthews, NC
 

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3500 Ellington Street
Charlotte, NC
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
5200 Sunningdale Drive
Charlotte, NC
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
2101 Sardis Road N; Suite 112
Charlotte, NC
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
7022 Sardis Road
Charlotte, NC
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
3307 Cross Winds Road
Charlotte, NC
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
6924 Needham Drive
Charlotte, NC
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
1025 Charter Place
Charlotte, NC
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
598 Indian Trail Road S; #141
Indian Trail, NC
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
2301 Crownpoint Executive Drive
Charlotte, NC
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
9129 Monroe Road; Suite 100-105
Charlotte, NC
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
2800 Pearwood Court
Matthews, NC
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
5114 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC
 

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4146 Knob Oak Lane
Charlotte, NC
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
3315 Springbank Lane; Suite 206
Charlotte, NC
 

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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.