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Speech Therapy Questions

What is speech therapy?

When a person is having difficulty with speech due to injury or disease, the individual may be in need of some sort of help with their speech; this is known as speech therapy. Speech therapy may include the process of helping the individual with sound production, help with pitch, manipulation of certain sounds that help produce words, grammar rules, and other forms of communication. When an individual is in need of speech therapy, they may have many questions regarding what speech therapy is used for, how speech therapy will help the individual or even if speech therapy is what is needed. Read below to find some commonly asked questions about speech therapy that has been answered by Experts.

When a person has a stroke, how is speech therapy set up to help the person?

If an individual has a stroke and is in need of speech therapy, the individual may need to be evaluated by the speech therapist in order to see what steps and speech therapy the individual is in need of. When the speech therapist evaluates the individual, then the speech therapist may help in order to set up the speech therapy to specifically help the individual with their communication after the stroke.

If a person has vocal cord issues, is speech therapy used to help with speech?

When someone has issues with their vocal cords, then there may be a chance that speech therapy may be what the individual needs to help with the act of relaxing the vocal cords so that the formation of the words and sounds may be easier on the individual. Vocal cord issues may need to be treated with certain injections, however in some cases, speech therapy is what is used in order to help individuals with their speech.

If a person has autism, how can speech therapy help them?

If someone has autism and is having difficulty with speech, then there may be a chance that the individual may benefit from speech therapy. Speech therapy may help the individual to form words or understand how speech is used in everyday life. The individual may also want to discuss the autism with a speech therapist to be evaluated to see where the speech therapy should be focused. Constant speech therapy may help the individual with autism have an easier time with their speech.

If a person has a stroke, will they be placed in speech therapy and how would the speech therapy help?

When someone suffers from a stroke and is having issues with speech and other issues, then the individual may need to be placed in speech therapy to help with the speech as well as placed in occupational therapy. The speech therapy may help the individual to stimulate the brain in order to help with their speech. The speech therapist may also set up certain treatment plans for that individual in order to help them form words, sounds and relate to speech.

Speech therapy is used to help people who have issues with speech and forming of words. When a person is in need of speech therapy, then the person may have questions regarding what speech therapy is used for, how speech therapy will help the person, or even if speech therapy is used for social speech or conversations. When a person is in need of the answers to these questions, then the person may want to ask an Expert.

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