Speech Services

 

Articulation (Intelligibility of Speech)

- Poor Intelligibility
- Dysarthria
- Apraxia

 

Fluency (Stuttering) Voice

- Vocal Abuse
- Nodules/Polyps
- Aphonia (Abuse of Voice)
- Cleft Palate/Cleft Lip
- Vocal Quality (Hoarseness, Harshness)

 

Augmentative/Alternative Communication

- Low Technology

- High Technology (Electronic Communicative Device)

 

Language

- Aphasia (Loss of Language Ability)
- Developmental
- Limited Language
- Limited Vocabulary
- Written Language
- Memory Deficits
- Use of Language

 

Tutoring
Tutoring is offered in the following areas: - Math
- Reading
- Reading Comprehension
- Spelling
- Writing

Diagnoses Intervention

- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Auditory Processing Disorder
- Autism
- Dysgraphia
- Dyslexia
- Hyperlexia
- Learning Disabilities

 

 

Therapies Provided for Communication Disorders

 

Articulation Disorders:Difficulties with the way sounds are formed and put together usually characterized by substituting one sound for another (tar for car), omitting a sound (poon for spoon), or distorting a sound (yeth for yes).

 

Oral Facial Myofunctional Disorders (OMD):
An abnormal swallow pattern, commonly referred to as tongue thrust. OMD therapy focuses on the elimination of thumb and finger sucking and tongue thrust swallow behavior. Thumb sucking beyond age 5 is a habit. These children have difficulties with tongue and oral muscle movement, speech, swallowing, chewing, and crowded bite or lip closure due to changes caused by prolonged thumb sucking and a tongue thrust swallow.

 

Stuttering in Preschool Age:An interruption in the rhythm of speech characterized by hesitations, repetitions or prolongations of sounds, syllables, words, or phrases. A differential diagnosis will help determine whether your child's disfluencies are normal or part of a true stuttering disorder.

 

Language Delays/Disorders: A slowness in the development of the vocabulary and grammar necessary for expressing and understanding thoughts and ideas. There are expected language milestones for different ages. Children do develop at different rates; what is important is that the child shows continuous language growth.

 

Auditory Processing Disorder(APD): is a term for a variety of disorders that affect the way the brain processes auditory information. APD is also known as Central Auditory Processing Disorder or CAPD.


Individuals with APD experience an inability to process verbal information. They are therefore unable to process what is being said to them. They may be able to repeat the words back to you word for word, but the meaning of the message is lost. Individuals with APD experience difficulty processing auditory information within the brain; therefore, repeating the instruction or turning up the volume will not improve comprehension.

Speech Therapy in Houston

 

 

 

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Horizon Therapy Center | 4660 Beechnut St, Suite 226 | Houston, TX 77096
Phone: 832-330-0110