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Specializes in Speech Therapy
4708 State Road
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Specializes in Speech Therapy, Audiology
2000 Sproul Road; Suite 310
Broomall, PA
 

Ms. Maxine Young's areas of specialization are speech therapy and audiology. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Young accepts.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
105 Morton Avenue
Ridley Park, PA
 

Specializes in Speech Therapy
501 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, PA
 

Specializes in Speech Therapy
426 N Jackson Street
Media, PA
 

Specializes in Speech Therapy
301 W Chester Pike; Suite 101
Havertown, PA
 

Ms. Jennifer Morris' specialty is speech therapy. She is in-network for Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
10 S Plum Street
Media, PA
 

Ms. Dorothy Celebre's area of specialization is speech therapy. She is an in-network provider for Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
501 Plush Mill Road
Wallingford, PA
 

Specializes in Speech Therapy
301 West Chester Pike; Suite 101
Havertown, PA
 

Ms. Sandra Schwartz's area of specialization is speech therapy. She accepts Aetna, Aetna Bronze, Aetna HSA, and more.

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Specializes in Speech Therapy
121 Traymore Lane
Rose Valley, PA
 

Specializes in Speech Therapy
115 Wyndmoor Road
Springfield, PA
 

Specializes in Speech Therapy
3300 Township Line Road; Suite 102
Drexel Hill, PA
 

Specializes in Speech Therapy
3200 Concord Road; Suite 103
Aston, PA
 

Specializes in Speech Therapy
200 Yale Avenue
Morton, PA
 

Specializes in Speech Therapy
1982 Kimberwick Road
Media, PA
 

Specializes in Speech Therapy
4130 Bloomfield Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA
 

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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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