Speech Pathology Therapy in Houston

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What is speech pathology therapy?

Speech Language Pathologists (also known as SLPs or speech therapists) are professionals who care for speech and communication impairments. They can treat a wide range of issues, from people that stutter to people that have suffered strokes.

Speech therapists can provide services to individuals, families, and groups. They can treat people of any age and work to improve the quality of life of people by reducing alterations in body functions.

Our physical therapists provide help and guidance until the patient is fully recovered.

Who needs speech pathology therapy?

Some people might need longer treatments depending on their condition and the main issue causing the impairment. People with the following conditions usually require or will benefit from speech therapy:

  • Stroke

  • Brain injury

  • Learning disabilities

  • Hearing loss

They can also assist people that struggle with

  • Stuttering

  • Speaking clearly

  • Swallowing

These last three depend significantly on each individual and their progress in therapy. The SLP will give a diagnosis in the first session, so the patient and family members know how long the treatment will take. Sessions can go from a few months to even years.

What tasks does a speech pathology therapist perform?

The main objective of speech therapy is to improve the individual’s ability to communicate and to be able to perform non-verbal oral functions (for example: swallowing, sucking, chewing, and breathing), thus improving quality of life.

With this in mind, the speech therapist will use the correct treatment and technique for each patient. Approaches can go from tongue, mouth, and cheeks exercises to Expiratory Muscle Strength Training (EMST) which improves breathing and strength for the expiratory muscles.

The specialist, in some cases, can recommend relaxation exercises to relax the muscles that make it difficult to speak correctly.

For more severe cases like a brain stroke, the main objective is to prevent further deterioration of the muscles since there is paralysis and the muscles lose strength. They also can help with memory and cognitive exercises to help the patient to have a better life and communicate better if possible.

What tasks does a speech pathology therapist perform?

The main objective of speech therapy is to improve the individual’s ability to communicate and to be able to perform non-verbal oral functions (for example: swallowing, sucking, chewing, and breathing), thus improving quality of life.

With this in mind, the speech therapist will use the correct treatment and technique for each patient. Approaches can go from tongue, mouth, and cheeks exercises to Expiratory Muscle Strength Training (EMST) which improves breathing and strength for the expiratory muscles.

The specialist, in some cases, can recommend relaxation exercises to relax the muscles that make it difficult to speak correctly.

For more severe cases like a brain stroke, the main objective is to prevent further deterioration of the muscles since there is paralysis and the muscles lose strength. They also can help with memory and cognitive exercises to help the patient to have a better life and communicate better if possible.

Does insurance cover speech pathology therapy?

Insurance covers speech pathology, but the coverage can vary depending on the insurance. We invite you to view our insurance page for detailed information about the insurance companies and medical partners we work with to provide the best speech therapy for you and your family.

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