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Speech and language therapy services help children and adults who have difficulty producing speech sounds, can’t articulate specific sounds, stutter or have a voice disorder. Montclair Speech Therapy successfully treats the following disorders:

  • Apraxia

    Apraxia

    Individuals living with apraxia know what they want to say but have difficulty moving their lips, jaw and tongue into the correct positions required to make speech sounds. Apraxia occurs when messages from the brain to the mouth are disrupted. Treatment includes PROMPT techniques, speech sound repetition as well as mouth movement and pacing exercises.

  • Dysarthria

    Dysarthia

    Characterized by slurred or slow speech, dysarthria results from a lack of coordination, weakness and/or paralysis of muscles that produce speech sounds. Treatment plans must take into consideration the cause and severity of the disorder, establishing goals and strategies that will improve communication abilities.

  • Voice & Fluency

    Fluency

    When speaking is hindered by involuntary repetition, prolonged speech sounds or abnormal stops that disrupt communication, speech and language therapy can help facilitate more fluent and natural speech. Treatment focuses on behavioral skills that teach patients to control the rate at which they speak and to implement breathing techniques.

  • Voice

    Voice

    Voice disorders can have a variety of causes and require unique treatment plans that address the root issue. From environmental irritants to vocal cord injury and growths, therapy can address improving pitch, loudness and quality, helping to resolve a voice disorder. A course of speech and language therapy is often prescribed and successful in avoiding surgical intervention. Additionally, a vocal hygiene program is developed during treatment to restore normalcy and to prevent future relapse.

Disorders In Children

Speech Sound Disorders

When speech sounds are substituted, modified or omitted past a certain age, therapy can facilitate clear articulation of individual sounds and reduce errors in the production of sound patterns. Developmental disorders, genetic syndromes, hearing loss and neurological disorders can contribute to speech sound disorders.

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders

The most commonly identified disorder in this category is the tongue thrust, which involves the tongue moving forward incorrectly during speech and/or swallowing. This can cause the misalignment of teeth and contribute to distorted speech and articulation issues.

Specialized Training

PROMPT

Prompt

A language-based technique that provides tactile cues to the lips, tongue and jaw to help a patient feel the correct placement for each sound in each word.

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Oral Placement Therapy

Oral Placement Therapy is a speech therapy which utilizes a combination of auditory, visual and tactile stimulation to the mouth to improve speech clarity.


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Insurances We Accept

  • Aetna
  • Cigna