To understand and to be understood are essential skills in today’s society. People who have communication difficulties may experience isolation from friends, family, and colleagues and often from education and employment settings as well. Communication disabilities may affect all age groups, from infants to the elderly. Here at S.L. HUNTER SpeechWorks, we are committed to providing quality assessment and intervention in the following areas:
Treatment for Children
Early identification and treatment are extremely beneficial. Parents know their children best, but often wonder what to do when their child is struggling to communicate or understand language. Our Speech-Language Pathologists are able to identify early signs of communication challenges that can impact your child’s learning, social development, and communication confidence. Contrary to popular belief, many children do not simply “grow out of” these difficulties.
Our Speech-Language Pathologists offer direct assessment and treatment, along with training and support for parents, caregivers and other professionals involved, to improve a variety of difficulties including those affecting speech production, language development, stuttering and voice quality.
Treatment for Adolescents and Adults
Communication challenges can keep you from reaching your full academic, social, and work-related potential. We can help with academic challenges including difficulties with reading, writing, note-taking, following classroom instructions or giving presentations.
Professionals can also take advantage of our services to become better communicators. Our Speech-Language Pathologists can help you improve your voice quality, speech clarity, communication eloquence and effectiveness, manage stuttering and address accent reduction.
Some injuries or diseases can cause difficulties with communication or swallowing (e.g. stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease or an acquired brain injury/concussion). A Speech-Language Pathologist can play a key role in treating these difficulties, which may include memory, attention, finding words, speaking clearly and/or understanding language.