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Mrs. Teranya Shaye Johnson MS, CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 602 Vonderburg Drive, Brandon, FL 33511
Mrs. Carly Marie Hunter MS, CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy, Rehabilitative Services
Address: 602 Vonderburg Drive, Brandon, FL 33511
Mrs. Rosanne Terry Mikulka MA
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 602 Vonderburg Drive, Brandon, FL 33511
Mrs. Alison Ulsh Smith M.S., CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 602 Vonderburg Drive, Brandon, FL 33511
Mrs. Christine Marie Shenoi M.S., CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 602 Vonderburg Drive, Brandon, FL 33511
Mrs. Kylie Jean McCloe MS, CCCSLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 602 Vonderburg Drive, Brandon, FL 33511
Mrs. Katie Lynne Smith MS, CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 701 Victoria Street, Brandon, FL 33510
Ms. Brooke Ingram S.I.
Specializes in Speech Therapy, Rehabilitative Services
Address: 602 Vonderburg Drive, Brandon, FL 33511
Dr. Elizabeth L. Conner PHD, CCCSLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 621 Sand Ridge Drive, Brandon, FL 33594
Lauren Ashely Merrick Butland CCC-SLP, MA
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 602 Vonderburg Drive, Brandon, FL 33511
Mrs. Amanda McGuire Hendrick M.S.
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 6152 Delancey Station Street, Riverview, FL 33578
Mrs. Megan Honeyman M.S., C.C.C.
Specializes in Speech Therapy, Rehabilitative Services
Address: 602 Vonderburg Drive, Brandon, FL 33511
Mrs. Alison Cara McKenzie Schrage
Specializes in Speech Therapy, Rehabilitative Services
Address: 602 Vonderburg Drive, Brandon, FL 33511
Mrs. Sherry Ellen Zappia CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 2709 King Surrey Court, Valrico, FL 33596
Mrs. Gretchan Vanaelst M.S., CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy, Rehabilitative Services
Address: 602 Vonderburg Drive, Brandon, FL 33511
Stephanie Cetnar M.S., CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 206 Ridgewood Avenue, Brandon, FL 33510
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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.
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