Many children grow up with speech and language developmental delays that can extend into adulthood if untreated, making it difficult for them to communicate in school and in the work environment.
Speech-language comprehension and expression are necessary for an individual to communicate thoughts, ideas and interests with others. Speech disorders, including apraxia, stuttering and phonological and articulation disorders, can significantly impact a person’s ability to communicate – a crucial part of day-to-day life.
Speech-language pathologists focus on the origins of speech and language developmental delays and how to resolve them. They are allied health professionals who work with parents, caregivers, teachers, doctors, occupational therapists and psychologists. Speech-language pathologists provide treatment, support and care for children and adults who have difficulty communicating, eating, reading or writing.
Speech-language pathologists work with infants, including those who are born prematurely, and those diagnosed with cerebral palsy, cleft palate and Down’s syndrome who have difficulty drinking, swallowing, playing or communicating.
The pathologists also support older children with primary speech language and communication difficulties, including stuttering; secondary difficulties, including hearing problems; developmental conditions, including learning disabilities and autism; and medical conditions, including strokes, head and neck cancer and cerebral palsy.
My practice, located in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, is dedicated to providing the most effective therapy to children in a functional environment. My clinic includes a friendly waiting room and individual therapy room. Complimentary parking is available at the rear entrance of the building.