A speech-language pathologist (SLP), also known as a speech therapist, is a highly trained professional who works to prevent, evaluate, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive communication, and swallowing disorders among children and adults.
- Autism-Related Disorders
- Auditory Processing and Discrimination
- Apraxia of Speech
- Cerebral Palsy and Other Neurological Disorders
- Down Syndrome and Other Genetic Disorders
- Delays in Sound Acquisition
- Delays in Receptive-Expressive Language Development
- Developmental Delays
- Hearing Impairments
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Articulation – pronouncing sounds to make words
- Apraxia – disruption in the signal from the brain to the muscles to coordinate the movement of the lips, tongue, jaw, and facial muscles
- Auditory Processing – how the brain processes the information that it hears
- Receptive Language – the understanding of spoken language
- Expressive Language – the ability to communicate wants, thoughts, needs, and ideas
- Pragmatics – social understanding and the appropriate use of language in social situations
- Oral Motor Weakness – weakness of the tongue, jaw, and facial muscles
- Fluency Disorders – disruption of the fluency of speech (i.e., stuttering)
- Tongue Thrust – when the tongue moves forward inappropriately while speaking
- Cognitive Impairments – disruptions in the ability to think, reason, concentrate, remember, and put together ideas
If you are concerned about your child’s speech and language abilities, ESLS offers formal speech and language screenings. A screening is a quick assessment that is conducted by a certified speech-language pathologist assistant to discern whether a child is “at risk” of having a speech or language disorder. If the child is identified as “at risk,” the certified professional will recommend a full, comprehensive evaluation of their speech and language skills.
Easy Speech and Language Services is currently offering $25.00 speech and language screenings Monday through Friday. Please call us at 281-972-0442 to schedule an appointment or to talk to us about your inquiries.