What is Speech and Language Therapy?
At J5 Therapy, Inc., speech and language Treatment is play based therapy that focuses on speaking, language and oral motor development. Adequate speech and language abilities are necessary for children to learn, communicate, and participate with others in play. Our therapists are highly trained and strive to provide child-centered therapy with play based elements in order to promote learning in a fun and naturalistic environment.
What is a Speech Disorder?
A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds.
Speech Concerns can include the following areas:
•Articulation disorders: difficulties producing sounds in syllables or saying words incorrectly to the point that listeners can't understand what's being said.
•Fluency disorders: Non-fluid speech concerns such as stuttering, in which the flow of speech is interrupted by abnormal stoppages, repetitions (ex. D-d-d-duck), or prolonging sounds and syllables (ex. bbbbbbus).
•Resonance or voice disorders: inappropriate variances with the pitch, volume, or quality of the voice that distract listeners from what's being said. These types of disorders may also cause pain or discomfort for a child when speaking.
•Dysphagia/oral feeding disorders: these include difficulties with drooling, eating, and swallowing.
What is a Language Disorder?
A language disorder refers to a difficulty understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas.
Language disorders can be either receptive or expressive:
•Receptive disorders: difficulties understanding or processing language.
•Expressive disorders: difficulty putting words together, limited vocabulary, or inability to use language in a socially appropriate way.