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We found 7 speech therapists who accept Aetna Leap Everyday near Havertown, PA.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy, Audiology
2000 Sproul Road; Suite 310
Broomall, PA
 

Ms. Maxine Young's areas of specialization are speech therapy and audiology; she sees patients in Broomall, PA. Ms. Young is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
626 Haverford Road
Haverford, PA
 

Ms. Shelly Hahn practices speech therapy in Haverford, PA. Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Hahn honors.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
301 W Chester Pike; Suite 101
Havertown, PA
 

Ms. Jennifer Morris' area of specialization is speech therapy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
10 S Plum Street
Media, PA
 

Ms. Dorothy Celebre is a speech therapist in Media, PA. Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Celebre takes.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
301 West Chester Pike; Suite 101
Havertown, PA
 

Ms. Sandra Schwartz's specialty is speech therapy. She is an in-network provider for Aetna, Aetna Bronze, Aetna HSA, and more.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
220 Brentwood Road
Havertown, PA
 

Ms. Jean Rothstein's specialty is speech therapy. Ms. Rothstein takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
219 Upland Road
Merion Station, PA
 

Ms. Rita Schwartz is a speech therapist in Merion Station, PA. She is an in-network provider for Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.