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Mrs. Lindsay Drouillard CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: Forestdale, MA 02644
Jody Sastry SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 21 Marshview Circle, Sandwich, MA 02537
Ms. Rosanne Foley Lanciano M.S., CCC/SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 3 Heritage Way, Sandwich, MA 02537
Laura Kathryn Gumbel MS, CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 337 Cotuit Road, Sandwich, MA 02644
Lauren P. Marble M.S., CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 280D Route 130, Sandwich, MA 02644
Ms. Joyce Teir Hosford CCCSLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 389 Quinaquisset Avenue, Mashpee Neck, MA 02649
Patricia Marie Mondello CCCSLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 3 Bosuns Passage, Sandwich, MA 02537
Lindsay Elizabeth Keith CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: Forestdale, MA 02644
Ms. Christine R. Kirby M.S.
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: Forestdale, MA 02644
Jayne Hayden Uyenoyama MEDCCCSLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 19 Ocean View Avenue, Cotuit, MA 02635
Cheryl Chamberlain Pelletier M.S., CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 280D Route 130, Sandwich, MA 02644
Colleen Marie Moylan CCC-SLP, M.A.
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: Sandwich, MA
Colleen Macwilliam MS, SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 337 Cotuit Road, Sandwich, MA 02644
Kimberly A. Lee MS CCC, SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 550 Main Street, Mashpee, MA 02649
Patricia Emery M.S., CCC/SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 161 Falmouth Road, Mashpee, MA 02649
Kirstin Bradshaw CCC-SLP, MA
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: D Road, Sandwich, MA 02563
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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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