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We found 7 speech therapists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Hurst, TX.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
2700 Tibbets Drive; Suite 300
Bedford, TX
 

Ms. Rebecca Bowen's specialty is speech therapy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
225 W Pipeline Road
Hurst, TX
 

Ms. Rhonda Nazzaro specializes in speech therapy and practices in Hurst, TX. Ms. Nazzaro honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
305 Ne Loop 820; Business Tower 1, Suite 200
Hurst, TX
 

Mr. Landon Hughes' specialty is speech therapy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
800 Claycourt Circle
Fort Worth, TX
 

Ms. Michelle Suggs works as a speech therapist. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
309 Westpark Way
Euless, TX
 

Ms. Mickie Maccammond practices speech therapy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Maccammond accepts.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
1452 Hughes Road; Suite 200
Grapevine, TX
 

Ms. Lakeisha Fields specializes in speech therapy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Fields honors.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
7408 Amber Drive
Watauga, TX
 

Ms. Crystal Baker is a speech therapist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Baker accepts.

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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.