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Scott R. Brown PA
Specializes in Speech Therapy, Family Medicine, Urgent Care
Address: 13045 Mur Len Rd, Olathe, KS
Mrs. Laura B. Wallis I M.S CCC, SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 15325 Lone Elm, Olathe, KS
Clinical Interests: rehabilitation
Kristin Lehleitner
Specializes in Speech Therapy, Therapy
Address: 20375 151st Street, Olathe, KS
Clinical Interests: rehabilitation
Ms. Stacy Rae Henn CCC-SLP, M.A.
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 21609 98th Ter, Lenexa, KS
Clinical Interests: dyslexia, autism
Jennifer Wunderly MS, CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 15140 157th, Olathe, KS
Clinical Interests: rehabilitation
Jennifer L. Flenthrope SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 15909 150th, Olathe, KS
Carrie Leonhart Fratecelli CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 808 Weaver St, Olathe, KS
Mrs. Julie A. Schwarz CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 2163 Ferrel Dr, Olathe, KS
Mrs. Brittany Ann Elkins CCC-SLP, M.A.
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 11324 121st Terrace, Overland Park, KS
Ms. Colleen Dalton Delehanty
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 1844 153rd Cir, Olathe, KS
Lindsey Brooke Howard M.S., CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 18461 157th St, Olathe, KS
Mrs. Shelley Rae Dopp CCC-SLP, M.A.
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 12119 101st St, Lenexa, KS
Mrs. Melissa Jane Schmidt
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 1819 Parkwood Dr, Olathe, KS
Monica M. Clifton CCC-SLP, M.A.
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 12178 Shannan Ln, Olathe, KS
Amanda Briones CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 12814 Blackfoot Dr, Olathe, KS
Ms. Leslie A. Caldwell CCC-SLP, M.A.
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 450 Park St, Olathe, KS
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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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