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Toby N. Johnson CCC-A, M.A.
Specializes in Audiology, Speech Therapy
Address: 601 Sherman Pl, Kingsport, TN 37660
Mrs. Jessi Kristine Treasure M.S., CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 301 Louis Street, Kingsport, TN 37660
Mrs. Cora Rose Leemkuil M.S., CFY-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 404 Revere Street, Kingsport, TN 37660
Ms. Melissa A. Caravello M.S., CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 404 Revere Street, Kingsport, TN 37660
Abby Rebecca Tangeman M.S., CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 404 Revere Street, Kingsport, TN 37660
Courtney C. Davis CF-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 301 Louis Street, Kingsport, TN 37660
Miss Falon Collins M.S., CF-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 301 Louis Street, Kingsport, TN 37660
Glenda K. O'Neal CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 301 Louis Street, Kingsport, TN 37660
Miss Tasha Marie Olinger M.S., CF-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 404 Revere Street, Kingsport, TN 37660
Mrs. Beverly Lynn Bailey MS, CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 100 Netherland Lane, Kingsport, TN 37660
Ms. Rebecca Daye Click M.S., CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 404 Revere Street, Kingsport, TN 37660
Tasha Renee Smith CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 301 Louis Street, Kingsport, TN 37660
Greta Fay Sims CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 404 Revere Street, Kingsport, TN 37660
Mrs. Beth Cloyd Baker CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 322 Jennings St, Weber City, VA 24290
Sarah Taylor
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 301 Louis St, Kingsport, TN 37660
Rachel E. Trent M.S., CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 301 Louis Street, Kingsport, TN 37660
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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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