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Mrs. Heather Lynn Pirl MS, CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 5980 Radio Station Road, La Plata, MD 20646
Christiana Ruth Dasilva Freitas M.S., CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 5980 Radio Station Road, La Plata, MD 20646
Ms. Yu Fang Ng CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 5980 Radio Station Road, La Plata, MD 20646
Mrs. Jamie Kay Kline SPEECH PATHOLOGIST
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 5980 Radio Station Road, La Plata, MD 20646
Joyce Rachel Wagner MS, CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 1 Magnolia Drive, La Plata, MD 20646
Ms. Julia Yvette Romero M.S.
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 4140 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD 20602
Sarah Reisberg SLP, M.A. CF
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 5 Garrett Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646
Cairna Marie Muniz MS, CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 5980 Radio Station Road, La Plata, MD 20646
Sharon Khoo M.S. CCC, SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 5 Garrett Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646
Ms. Alyssa Rose McCarthy M.S., CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 5980 Radio Station Road, La Plata, MD 20646
Ms. Jennifer Sue Donnell MSCCC, SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 5980 Radio Station Road, La Plata, MD 20646
Mrs. Laurelle Marie Hofman MS, CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 5980 Radio Station Road, La Plata, MD 20646
Mrs. Kathryn Poffenbarger Colver
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 7815 Locust Place, Port Tobacco, MD 20677
Amber Lynn Coleman MS, CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 5980 Radio Station Road, La Plata, MD 20646
Andrea Hernandez CCC-SLP, M.A.
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 5 Garrett Avenue, La Plata, MD 20646
Lena Ann Sanfilipo CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 10200 Laplata Road, La Plata, MD 20646
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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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