Speech Therapy focuses on
- Receptive language - the ability to understand words spoken to you
- Expressive language - the ability to use words to express yourself.
It also deals with the mechanics of producing words, such as
Adults may need speech therapy after a stroke or traumatic accident that changes their ability to use language; for children, it generally involves pursuing milestones that have been delayed. Some children only need help with language, others have the most problems with the mechanics of speech, and some need every kind of speech help there is available.
See our Speech Therapists.