Life can be challenging for Children and Adults experiencing speech issues. Union Community Health Center’s Speech & Language Department Therapists are highly skilled, licensed clinicians who specialize in evaluating and treating those with communication, voice and swallowing disorders. We help people of all ages with unique, hands-on therapy in a one-to-one setting with a dedicated therapist.
Pediatric Speech & Language Services
- Speech and Language Evaluation/Therapy: Evaluation to measure a child’s communication skills and identify language deficits, articulation and phonological disorders, stuttering, central auditory processing disorders, and voice and motor speech disorders. Therapy improves speech clarity and maximizes receptive and expressive language skills, auditory processing and attention in children with communication delays and/or disorders.
- Voice Therapy: Improves breathing pattern, voice production and resonance functions for better communication.
- Fluency Therapy: Decreases stuttering (diffluent episodes).
- Pediatric Feeding Evaluations: Assessments for children with food aversions or sensory and/or neurological impairments that may interfere with swallow function and development of typical eating patterns. Evaluations help to determine intervention, such as, diet modifications and/or therapy.
- Feeding and Swallowing Therapy: Treatment for children with food aversions or sensory and/or neurological impairments that interfere with the development of typical eating patterns.
- Newborn Hearing Screenings: That can detect possible hearing loss. Babies have the best chance for normal language development if any hearing loss is discovered and treatment begins by the age of 6 months.
- Audiology Evaluation: Assessments to measure hearing loss, in children of all ages
Adult Speech & Language Services
- Voice Therapy: Improves vocal function and helps with problems with pitch, volume, resonance or quality of the voice that distracts listeners from what is being said.
- Fluency Therapy: Helps with problems in which the flow of speech is interrupted by abnormal stoppages, such as stuttering. Therapy decreases stuttering also known as diffluent episodes.
Articulation Therapy: Helps with difficulty in producing sounds in syllables or saying words incorrectly to the point that other people cannot understand what is being said.
- Lee Silverman Voice Treatment: A program to improve voice and speech production in individuals with Parkinson’s disease and neurological conditions.
- Feeding and Swallowing Therapy: Therapy to address food aversions or sensory and/or neurological impairments that interfere with eating and swallowing.
- Oral Placement Therapy: Treatment of muscle-based difficulties as related to speech clarity and feeding issues.
Transgender Voice Therapy: Treatment to help transgender/transsexual individuals use their voice in a safe way, including a variety of aspects of communication, vocal pitch, intonation, resonance, and nonverbal communication.