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Mrs. Cory Lynn O'Brien CCC-SLP, MA
Specializes in Speech Therapy, Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
Address: 3000 Medical Park Drive, University, FL 33613
Phone: 813-793-4272
Rina Abrams MS, CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 12902 Usf Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
Clinical Interests: head and neck cancer
Stephanie Anne Watts M.S., CFY-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 13330 Usf Laurel Drive, Tampa, FL 33620
Emily Kate Plowman SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 13330 Usf Laurel Drive, Tampa, FL 33620
Cara C. Babon M.S., CCC/SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 4202 E Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620
Joy E. Gaziano SLP, MA
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612
"Cou;dn't even get past the rude and abrassive receptionist. She talked over me when speaking and could care less whether I was ever seen there or not. Not a gracious caring bone in her body. "
December 4, 2013
Mrs. Marla Jane Marks M.S, SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 3228 Cordoba Ranch Boulevard, Lutz, FL 33559
Lauren Christine Tabor SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 13330 Usf Laurel Drive, Tampa, FL 33620
Mary Pellerin Pyfrom CCC-SLP, M.A.
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 4202 E Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620
Mrs. Kathryn Fleming M.S.
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 13000 Bruce B Downs Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612
Mrs. Christine Ann Wilson MS, CCCSLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 5383 Primrose Lake Circle, Tampa, FL 33647
Brenda Curtwright SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 3500 E Fletcher Avenue, Tampa, FL 33613
Jessica Erin Keller CCCSLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 12220 Bruce B Downs Boulevard, University, FL 33612
Jennifer Ober SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 5230 E Fowler Avenue, Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Miss Telina Perrie Caudill M.S., CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 13000 Bruce B Downs Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612
Mrs. Teresa Irene Anthony CCC-SLP, MA
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 4202 E Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620
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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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