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Mrs. Megan Elizabeth Dasgupta MS, CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 6244 N 18th Street, Arlington, VA 22205
Mrs. Caroline Christina Damren CCC-SLP, M.A.
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 701 S Highland Street, Arlington, VA 22204
Mrs. Rachel Bewley Hicks CCC-SLP, MA
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 450 W Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046
Jennifer Denise Free CCC-SLP/L, M.ED.
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 6920 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA 22003
Mrs. Stephanie Noelle Janney CCC-SLP, M.A.
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 6231 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22044
Mrs. Lorin N. Youngdahl CCC-SLP, MA
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 4000 Vacation Lane, Arlington, VA 22207
Mrs. Julie Elizabeth Cheryl Aills M.A
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 7617 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003
Mrs. Melissa Plummer CCC-SLP, M.A.
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 7617 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003
Andrea Carolina Gallo De Oliva MS, CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 1604 Spring Hill Road, Vienna, VA 22182
Mrs. Christin Mentrikoski M.S., CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 4759 NW Reservoir Road, Washington, DC 20007
Angela D. Travers M.S.
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 4627 Knight Place, Alexandria, VA 22311
Ms. Nancy R. Newman SLP, MA, CCC
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 3413 Slade Run Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042
Regina Maria Estrada Maugeri M.S., CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 3800 NW Reservoir Road, Washington, DC 20007
Magdalena Krystyna Brier MA
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 7617 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003
Mrs. Laurel Lee Vera MS
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 7143 Shreve Road, Falls Church, VA 22043
Mrs. Hilary Pearl Wexler M.S., CCC-SLP
Specializes in Speech Therapy
Address: 9308 Saint Marks Place, Fairfax, VA 22031
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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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