speech therapy

Speech Therapy is a kind of rehabilitation that focuses on speech delay or trouble reading, spelling, people who are having difficulty in swallowing and those who experience stroke.

At Comfort Home Health Agency, our speech therapy program helps those with communication disorders, including speech, language, swallowing, cognitive-communication, social communication, pragmatics, auditory processing, fluency (stuttering), and voice disorders and such. Our Speech Therapists are certified to assists a patient’s speech therapy needs be it a child or adult.

What you need to know

Did you know that children who cannot combine words by 18 months of age or stop saying sounds or words should seek medical consultation to assess their situation. In treating patients, different techniques vary on the severity of the case and age. Word articulation, facial and mouth exercises are just a few of the exercises of speech therapy.

Speech disorder affects a person’s ability to communicate with other people. Inability to make the right sound and learn words are really challenging. If you experience these symptoms, consider taking speech therapy to help you improve your speech disorder.

  • Stuttering
  • Adding unnecessary sounds or words when speaking
  • Frequently make jerky movements while speaking.
  • Frequent blinking
  • Word Repetition
  • Prolongations of sounds
  • Lip tremors
  • Sudden Head Movements
  • Mumbling
  • Extremely quiet
  • Difficulty moving your tongue or your mouth

You may wonder how speech disorders develop. Although a number comes from a disability since birth, few factors can affect it too, such as:

  • Psychological trauma
  • Dementia
  • Down Syndrome
  • Hearing Loss
  • Damaged Vocal Cords
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Stroke