January 29, 2023

What is an SLP? How a Speech-Language Pathologist can help you!

Laura Gencarella Speech Therapist in Charlotte, NC

Laura Gencarella
Owner, Speaking Sensory LLC

Speaking Sensory speech therapy session in Charlotte, NC

A speech-language pathologist (SLP) assesses, diagnoses, and treats communication and swallowing problems across the lifespan. This includes a wide range of disorders such as difficulty with speaking, stuttering, articulation issues, and voice alterations. SLPs work to improve language and communication skills for people of all ages, from children just beginning to learn the foundation of language skills, to adults who have experienced a stroke or other disorder that impacts communication. SLPs may also address feeding/swallowing disorders, provide counseling to help people manage their symptoms more effectively and support family members of those affected by communication disorders. With the right resources, individuals can get the help they need from experienced professionals who understand how important it is for everyone to be able to communicate effectively. If you have any concerns about your child’s development, it’s best to discuss your concerns with your pediatrician; they will likely refer them to an SLP for further observation. Early intervention can help children maximize their communication potential and reduce the severity of any speech/language issues they may have.

At Speaking Sensory, we specialize in pediatric communication disorders, ranging from articulation impairments to dysphagia (click here to view disorders we have experience treating). We will assess and diagnose, develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to your child’s specific needs, and evaluate the progress of therapy along the way. The therapies we provide are evidenced based and target functional, foundational skills. We look forward to applauding every victory with your family.

Note: This content is written for instructional purposes only and should not be used in place of professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor for any concerns about your child’s development.

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