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Hearing Impaired

Hearing loss affects millions of children in the US. Children and adolescents using cochlear implants and amplification devices find it difficult to produce speech sounds, learn vocabulary, grammar, word order, idiomatic expressions, and other aspects of verbal communication.

At Lucid Speech Therapy, our therapists are skilled in training children with hearing loss to maximize their potential to maximize their communication potential.

Auditory Processing Disorder

Auditory processing is described as "what we do with what we hear". A disorder of auditory processing is an inability to process auditory information and listen accurately. Children with auditory processing disorder often exhibit related weaknesses in speech articulation and expressive language. They often exhibit Dyslexia, because to develop fluent decoding of written language, it is crucial to have a developmentally appropriate auditory processing system.

At Lucid Speech Therapy, we treat children struggling with auditory processing to help improve their listening, auditory memory, and phonological skills. This leads to increased reading decoding and comprehension skills.

Language Disorders

Language based learning disabilities are weaknesses in language that cause delays in academic performance. These include limited vocabulary, poor phonological development, poor following directions abilities, poor syntax and word structure development, and poor word retrieval skills. Children who are bilingual or in a multilingual curricula setting, may develop further difficulties in acquiring basic, necessary skills to function academically. Individuals who suffer from aphasia have trouble understanding and using words and sentences resulting from brain injury. These patients sometimes exhibit dysarthria and swallowing difficulties as well. Speech and language rehabilitation in these patients is effective in restoring and managing communication function in those who lost speech and language functions from traumatic brain injury, stroke, or other damage to language areas of the brain.

At Lucid Speech Therapy, we treat both children and adults who present with a language disorder, whether the etiology is a congenital disorder, neurological, autism spectrum disorder, or language delay occasionally seen in younger children.

Voice & Resonance Disorders

Voices are unique to every single individual. It is created by vibrations of the vocal chords. Voice therapy is effective in reducing vocal hoarseness resulting from vocal abuse in children, adults, and professional voice users. At Lucid Speech Therapy, we work together with otolaryngologists in treating patients with various vocal fold lesions.

Swallowing Disorders

Swallowing is the complex coordination of muscle contractions between the mouth, tongue, throat and esophagus. Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, results when one or more of these areas does not function properly due to trauma, surgical nerve or muscle damage, chemotherapy or radiation treatment. Dysphagia is more frequently seen in the elderly population. The ability to swallow properly ensures healthy nutrition and protects against aspiration of food particles or choking.

At Lucid Speech Therapy, we treat swallowing disorders in order to help of patients live their best quality of life on the safest, least restrictive textures and liquids. Contact us if you suspect you or your loved one is having difficulty swallowing, as it is one of our areas of expertise.

Fluency Disorders

Fluency disorders a seen in individuals who repeats words or sounds which interrupts his natural flow of speech is exhibiting stuttered speech. This problem usually begins in childhood and may last through adult life. People who stutter find it challenging to communicate their needs, often avoid certain words, and may elude social settings. It is crucial for these children to improve their speech fluency.

At Lucid Speech Therapy, we help develop fluency strategies, and desensitize children, teenagers and adults to stuttering in order to increase their confidence in communication and the fluency of their speech.

Articulation/ Phonology Disorders

Articulation is how we move our tongue, lips, and teeth, and jaw to produce speech sounds. When a child has an articulation difficulty, they struggle or are unable to produce certain speech sounds and need help in learning how to do so. Children with articulation weaknesses often show weaknesses in perception and phonological processing, which may cause them to read poorly.

At Lucid Speech Therapy, we work on specific exercises to help learn how to develop phonemic awareness and produce speech sounds accurately.

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