Speech-language pathologists (or speech and language therapists, speech therapists, or simply, SLPs) prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, cognitive-communication, social communication, voice, and swallowing disorders. Working with individuals of all ages–from babies to adults–SLPs conduct therapy sessions on a one-on-one basis and provide information for families, support groups, and the general public.

In many cases, SLPs work with other healthcare professionals to provide referrals and assessments. Speech-language pathologists treat a wide range of communication delays and disorders. These include:

  • Speech Disorders – These can occur when an individual has difficulty producing speech sounds and putting them together to form intelligible words. Speech disorders include articulation or phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, and dysarthria.
  • ?? – Difficulties in understanding what was heard or read (receptive language) or using words to share thoughts and feelings (expressive language) may point to a language disorder. This can manifest in either spoken or written expression and may involve form (phonology, morphology, and syntax), content (semantics), and use (pragmatics) of language.
  • Voice or Resonance – Voice or resonance disorders refer to problems in how one’s voice sounds. One may sound hoarse, lose voice easily, talk through the nose or too loudly, or be unable to make sounds.
  • Social Communication – This refers to the social use of verbal and nonverbal communication. This includes how one communicates socially, how well one follows conversation rules and story-telling (aspect of expressive language called narratives), tells jokes, and how one speaks with different people in varied situations.
  • Cognitive-Communication – Someone with a cognitive-communication disorder may exhibit problems with organization, memory, attention, problem-solving, and other thinking skills. This can be a result of traumatic brain injury, a stroke, dementia, and may also be congenital.
  • Swallowing Disorders – Also known as dysphagia, swallowing disorders refer to difficulties in chewing, sucking, and swallowing food and liquid as a result of illness, surgery, stroke, or injury.
  • Literacy – Individuals with speech and language disorders may also experience difficulties with pre-literacy and literacy skills (phonological awareness, decoding, spelling, reading comprehension, and writing).

Aside from the disorders mentioned above, SLPs may also:

  • Provide aural rehabilitation for those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Work with individuals with severe expressive or comprehension disorders (such as autism spectrum disorder and progressive neurological disorders) and provide augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems.
  • Help individuals enhance their communication skills (such as modifying one’s accent) to express themselves more effectively.

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If you are seeking speech, language, and feeding services, you will need to work with one of our licensed speech-language therapists/pathologists: New York State requires that you work with a licensed therapist skilled in these areas if you or your child needs help with enunciation, expressive (oral) language, receptive (auditory) comprehension, social pragmatic skills, feeding, fluency (stuttering), etc. If the individual does not need help with their oral expressive and receptive language skills or oral expressive language skills, he or she can work with one of our literacy specialists (this is different than working with a licensed therapist) if there are literacy concerns. However, some students have what is called a language disorder (expressive and/or receptive language difficulties) and these students need therapeutic literacy intervention performed by our language therapists. This might be eligible for out-of-network reimbursement. If the literacy intervention is considered language therapy, we will need the right ICD-10 code(s) to justify a language therapy approach to your child's literacy intervention. ICD-10 codes which indicate language therapy include language disorder, expressive/receptive language disorder, phonological disorder, autism spectrum, social pragmatic communication disorder, other developmental disorders of speech and language, developmental disorder of speech and language, and sometimes diagnosis such as a specific learning disorder, a specific reading disorder, or a specific impairment in written expression.

In order to start therapeutic services by our speech-language therapists/pathologists, we need written justification from NY licensed therapists or medical doctors regardless of their affiliation with Brooklyn Letters. This documentation typically includes ICD-10 code(s). We will also need current goals. These goals can come from recent reports or from current professionals working with your child. If you do not have any of these codes, we can help!

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If the literacy intervention cannot be justified by an ICD-10 code (see above), the literacy intervention is considered educational and can be performed by our literacy teachers. New York State believes the ICD-10 code for dyslexia is educational (learning) and not as a Communicative Disorder, e.g. Language Disorder. One day New York State will update their position on dyslexia. Please note that most neuropsychological evaluations do not include decoding and encoding (spelling goals); they mention the need for decoding and encoding intervention. If literacy goals are not included in the neuropsychological evaluation, our first session(s) will include creating these goals. Also, many schools use their methods or commercialized products for creating literacy goals. Unfortunately, some of these tools are not up-to-date with current scientific standards (it's Corporate America ). Fortunately, we use up-to-date assessment tools to reliably identify where your child needs help. Overall, you are in good hands with us, and we will guide you along the way!

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TIER2 Evaluations include a 2 to 10-page report (higher costing evaluations result in extended reports and visa versa), including professional impressions, recommendations, and goals. Please allow us up to 10 business days to produce the report. If you need the report in less than ten days, it can be expedited for a fee of $100-$200 depending on how quickly you need the turnaround. For higher costing evaluations ($600 and up), we might require additional time to complete the report (10-15 business days). Results are discussed over the phone or in-person if the data is scored at the time of the assessment. If a parent requests a follow-up meeting to discuss the results in person, this will be billed at the professional s hourly rate.

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How is Childhood Apraxia of Speech Diagnosed

Childhood Apraxia of Speech is a misunderstood and often misdiagnosed speech disorder. Childhood Apraxia of Speech is difficult to diagnose because the symptoms can appear very similar to speech-language delays and other speech-language disorders, especially when a child is very young or has a limited vocabulary. There is no gold standard test for Childhood Apraxia of Speech so it must be diagnosed by careful and systematic exclusion of other highly similar speech disorders. Although there is no single test for Childhood Apraxia of Speech, the scientific literature has identified tasks that can differentially diagnose children with high accuracy. Accurate diagnosis depends on a skilled and experienced practitioner to understand and use these science-based methods. Methods for differential diagnosis of CAS from other pediatric speech sound disorders vary by the age and communication abilities of each child. Evaluations of CAS must include an evaluation of the motor speech system, examining in detail both the types and amount of sounds and syllable shapes a child has, in addition to the underlying movement patterns and overall quality of the rate, rhythm, and intonation of speech.

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