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Dr. Phyllis Gildston PH.D.
Specializes in Family Therapy, Speech Therapy, Audiology, Counseling
275 Middle Neck Road; Suite B-6
Great Neck, NY

Dr. Phyllis Gildston practices family therapy, speech therapy, and audiology. Dr. Gildston's areas of expertise include the following: acceptance and commitment therapy, eclectic therapy, and humanistic psychotherapy. She has received distinctions including Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. She speaks French.

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Clinical interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Substance Abuse, Employee Assistance Program, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Speech Therapy
80-07 151st Avenue
Howard Beach, NY

Ms. Frangelica Leo practices speech therapy. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
11536 149th Street
Jamaica, NY

Specializes in Speech Therapy
2391 Bell Boulevard; Suite 205
Bayside, NY

Specializes in Speech Therapy
71 S Central Avenue; Suite 303
Valley Stream, NY

Specializes in Speech Therapy
13742 Southgate Street
Springfield Gardens, NY

Specializes in Speech Therapy
15 Morris Lane
Great Neck, NY

Specializes in Speech Therapy
9745 Queens Boulevard; Suite 900
Rego Park, NY

Specializes in Speech Therapy
18508 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows, NY

Specializes in Speech Therapy
10 Elizabeth Street
Floral Park, NY

Specializes in Speech Therapy
20306 109th Avenue
Saint Albans, NY

Specializes in Speech Therapy
Northern Boulevard
Old Westbury, NY

Ms. Marsha Kogut's specialty is speech therapy. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
4 Cherry Street
Floral Park, NY

Specializes in Speech Therapy
15328 83rd Street
Howard Beach, NY

Specializes in Speech Therapy
8247 264th Street
Floral Park, NY

Specializes in Speech Therapy
7515 Main Street
Flushing, NY

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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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