What We Treat

Speech therapy is often associated with poor articulation or not being able to “talk right”. But did you know we cover so much more? Here’s a list of some of the areas that we treat at Let’s Chat Speech & Language Therapy. This isn’t an exhaustive list, either! Get in touch with us to schedule your free consultation.

In children, we provide services for…

  • Articulation and Phonological Delays/Disorders – difficulties with the production of certain sounds that may make it difficult for a child to be understood
  • Stuttering/Dysfluency – difficulties with the smooth flow of speech on sounds, words, phrases and in conversation
  • Apraxia of Speech/Motor Speech Disorders – difficulty saying sounds, syllables or words due to problems with speech motor planning. This means that the brain may have difficulty planning the movement and coordination of the muscles needed for speech
  • Language Delays (“late talkers”) – toddlers who have a good understanding of language and otherwise normal development but have a limited spoken vocabulary for their age
  • Language Disorders – encompasses both the understanding or comprehension of language ( following directions, understanding concepts) and the expression or use of language ( vocabulary, grammar, word order)
  • Voice Disorders – difficulties with the quality of the voice (i.e. hoarseness, pitch), voice loss or tired/ effort full voice production
  • Learning Delays – difficulty with reading, writing, spelling, verbal problem solving or auditory memory
  • Pre-literacy and Literacy Difficulties – this involves improving phonological awareness skills such as rhyming, blending and segmentation, as well as reading and writing skills
  • Social-Pragmatic Skills – difficulties with play and social skills like eye contact, turn taking, staying on topic and expressing needs
  • “Picky Eaters” – difficulty with tolerance of certain foods or food textures
  • AAC – use of alternate forms of communication

In adults, we provide services for…

  • Aphasia – difficulty with reading, writing, verbal use of language or understanding language, usually after a stroke or brain injury
  • Speech Disorders (apraxia, dysarthria) – difficulty with articulation, motor planning and/or stammering
  • AAC – use of alternate forms of communication
  • Cognition – difficulty with memory, problem solving, completing tasks required for daily living (i.e. banking, scheduling); typically seen after a stroke, brain injury or as a result of dementia
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