SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY
Speech and Language Pathologists provide diagnosis, treatment and prevention services of various communication and feeding disorders for children and adults.
Speech and language therapy focuses on receptive and expressive language, articulation, voice, cognition, memory, auditory processing and fluency. Speech therapists also perform swallow evaluations for children and adults, often with special radiographic studies, to diagnose and treat swallow dysfunction.
Our Areas of Expertise:
- Language Disorders are characterized as a difficulty understanding others or sharing thoughts and feelings. Found in both children and adults, these disorders can result from a medical problem or have no known cause.
- Dyslexia is a language-based neurological condition that affects roughly 15-20% of our total population. While the symptoms and severity present differently from person to person, most individuals with Dyslexia have difficulties reading, spelling, writing, pronouncing words, and mastering other language-based skills. Click here to view the Summit Dyslexia Clinic.
- Motor Speech Disorders include structures used to articulate words, such as motor and neurologic function of the tongue, lips, jaw, soft and hard palate.
- Voice Disorders fall into one of three categories: hyperfunctional, hypofunctional, and dysfunctional. Your care plan will help to restore function to an impaired voice through techniques and education.
- Dysphagia (swallowing) Disorders impact a wide variety of patient populations. Your Speech Language Pathologist will determine degree and severity of the swallowing impairment, and strategies, exercises, and behaviors to improve the condition.
- Pediatric Feeding & Swallowing Disorders occur when children experience difficulty swallowing, chewing or eating a variety of foods. Oral motor plans, feeding evaluations, home programs, collaboration with caregivers, and parent education are provided along with Pediatric Modified Barium Swallow studies.
- Fluency Disorders are characterized by disruptions in the production of speech sounds, also called dysfluencies.
- Cognitive Disorders are impairments with memory, attention, concentration, organization, and problem solving.
- Assistive and Alternative Communication helps individuals whose oral or written communication abilities do not meet their functional needs.
To make an appointment, contact Summit Therapy & Health Services:
(509) 332-5106 or 1620 SE Summit Court, Pullman WA 99163