Speech therapy is the rehabilitative treatment of physical and/or cognitive disorders that cause difficulty with verbal communication.
This includes both speech (articulation, intonation, rate, intensity) and language (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, receptive and expressive language, reading and writing).
Depending on the nature and severity of the disorder, common treatments may range from physical strengthening exercises, instructive or repetitive practice and drilling, to the use of audio-visual aids.
Speech therapists provide a wide range of services, often working with stroke victims and those with traumatic injuries, and also provide services for individuals with dysphagia (difficulty swallowing).
Mills-Peninsula also offers a support group for people with aphasia.
For information or to schedule an appointment, contact Outpatient Rehabilitation at (650) 696-4315.