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Ms. Weslie Aa Elliott M.S.
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 1524 Chuckwa Drive, Durant, OK 74701
Mrs. Ashley D. Harkey M.S., CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 2372 Mockingbird Lane, Blue, OK 74701
Ms. Melodie Bateman Barrett M.S.
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 1524 Chuckwa Drive, Durant, OK 74701
Cheryl Kidd SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 1212 Four Seasons Drive, Durant, OK 74701
Kenya Coyle M.ED., CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 1270 Mockingbird Lane, Blue, OK 74701
Susan Dowell MS, CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 1019 Chuckwa Drive, Durant, OK 74701
Mrs. Becky Ann Craig CCC
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 1270 Mockingbird Lane, Blue, OK 74701
Mrs. Teri Tirello
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 1019 Chuckwa Drive, Durant, OK 74701
Haleigh House M.S., SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 1019 Chuckwa Drive, Durant, OK 74701
Charlene Alexandra Lyons MS, CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 498 Cessna Drive, Durant, OK 74701
Mrs. Sherry Horton
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 308 Smiser Road, Calera, OK 74730
Jessica Ashley
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 1019 Chuckwa Drive, Durant, OK 74701
Jessica Ashley
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 1019 Chuckwa Drive, Durant, OK 74701
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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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