What is a Speech Therapist?
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs), often called speech therapists, are educated in the study of human communication, its development, and its disorders. SLPs assess speech, language, cognitive-communication, and oral/feeding/swallowing skills. This lets them identify a problem and the best way to treat it
Why would I need to see a Speech Therapist?
Children may see a speech pathologist for the diagnosis and treatment of:
Birth defects, such as a cleft palate
Issues with oral-motor reflexes
Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Weak oral or tongue muscles
Adults may see a speech pathologize for the diagnosis and treatment of:
Some problems with speech and swallowing appear in adults for a variety of reasons, such as a traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease), or multiple sclerosis (MS).
Travis Miller, MS, CCC-SLP
I strive to treat all of my patients with respect and compassion. My goal is to work diligently with my patients so they can meet their goals and achieve a higher quality of life.