Fulp Therapy Services, Inc. has been providing speech-language therapy services in the Triad for over 18 years. We specialize in providing therapy to pediatrics from birth to 18 years of age. We provide medically based speech therapy services in a "kid friendly" environment.
What is speech therapy?
Speech therapy is a specialized therapy performed by speech language pathologists (SLPs) who treat individuals with communication delays, communication defecits or communication disorders. Speech therapy can include on or more of the following areas:
- Expressive Language: unable to form meaningful messages using age appropriate grammar. The child may also have word finding difficulties.
- Receptive Language: difficulty understanding what is being communicated by others.
- Articulation/Speech Sound Disorders: unable to produce age appropriate sounds.
- Voice: disturbance of pitch, loudness or quality in relation to an individual's age, gender and/or culture.
- Oral Motor: difficulties with muscle function and/or motor planning that affect the individual's ability to speak. May also be call Apraxia or Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
- Stuttering: difficulties with rate, rhythm and/or fluency of connected speech.
- Auditory Processing Disorders: difficulties attending, poor listening skills, difficulties following multi-step directions, difficulties processing information, and/or difficulties with reading, vocabulary and spelling.
- Augmentative Communication: assisting non-verbal individuals communicate with others using a communication device or PECS (Picture Exchange System).
Who can benefit from speech therapy?
Speech therapy services are provided to individuals who experience delays or disorders in their communication skills. Diagnoses that often require speech language therapy include:
- Asperger's Syndrome
- Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Cerebral Palsy
- Childhood Apraxia of Speech
- Chromosomal Abnormalities
- Developmental Delays
- Down's Syndrome
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
- Hearing Impairment
- Non-verbal Learning Disorder
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Executive Function Disorder
What is a speech-language pathologist?
A speech-language pathologist (SLP), who is often informally known as a speech therapist, is a professional educated in the study of human communication, it's development and it's disorders. He/she must hold a master's degree and state licensure in communication disorders, as well as a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
By assessing the speech, language and communication skills of children, SLPs can determine what type of communication problems exist and the best way to treat them.
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