- Speech Apraxia: Speech apraxia describes one’s difficulty to coordinate muscles, causing mispronunciation and slurred speech.
- Aphasia: Aphasia is a language disorder that can affect one’s ability to communicate through written and/or spoken language. Aphasia is most commonly associated with head injuries or brain tumors.
- Dysarthria: Dysarthria describes one’s difficulty articulating words or slowed speech. Dysarthria can be caused by neurological disorders, including stroke, brain tumors, or brain injuries. Dysarthria can damage facial, oral, and throat muscles.
- Dysphagia: Dysphagia describes one’s difficulty to properly swallow. An affected individual may have difficulty swallowing food, water, and saliva. In addition, they may cough, choke, or contract pneumonia more often. Dysphagia may also keep food from flowing down the throat into the stomach.
- Voice Disorders: Voice disorders cause modulations in the voice of an afflicted individual. A voice disorder may be difficult to control, and it may change the strength, pitch, or tone of an individual’s voice.
Speech issues can be caused by a variety of diagnoses, including dementia, brain tumors, brain injuries, oral cancer, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, laryngeal cancer, and more. We work with clients to overcome these ailments and disorders so that they can lead a normal, healthy lifestyle. Feel free to get in touch with us to learn more about our in-home speech therapy services. We provide this service in Arlington, Vienna, McLean, Annandale, Centreville, and other Northern Virginia areas.
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