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Dr. Phyllis Gildston, PhD, Speech-Language Pathologist
Specializes in Family Therapy, Speech Therapy, Audiology, Counseling
275 Middle Neck Road; Suite B-6
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Phyllis Gildston's areas of specialization are family therapy, speech therapy, and audiology; she sees patients in New York, NY, Great Neck, NY, and New Hyde Park, NY. These areas are among Dr. Gildston's clinical interests: acceptance and commitment therapy, phobias, and dialectical behavior therapy. She has received distinctions including Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. She speaks French.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
80-07 151st Avenue
Howard Beach, NY
 

Ms. Frangelica Leo practices speech therapy in Howard Beach, NY. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
7942 213th Street
Bayside, NY
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
11536 149th Street
Jamaica, NY
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
2391 Bell Boulevard; Suite 205
Bayside, NY
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
1979 Marcus Avenue; 204
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Ms. Tracy Conwell-Henry practices speech therapy. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
35 S Cloverfield Road
Valley Stream, NY
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
13742 Southgate Street
Springfield Gardens, NY
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
15 Morris Lane
Great Neck, NY
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
4124 147th Street; 3rd Floor
Flushing, NY
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
9745 Queens Boulevard; Suite 900
Rego Park, NY
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
18508 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows, NY
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
10 Elizabeth Street
Floral Park, NY
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
9777 Queens Boulevard; Penthouse
Rego Park, NY
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
4 Cherry Street
Floral Park, NY
 

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
7024 47th Avenue
Woodside, NY
 

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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.