Speech Disorders

Speech Disorders

We are committed to providing compassionate and effective support for individuals with Speech Disorders. We understand the profound impact that communication challenges can have on one’s daily life, relationships, and overall well-being. Our dedicated team of highly skilled speech-language pathologists is here to guide you on a transformative journey towards improved speech clarity, language development, and enhanced communication skills. With a client-centered approach, we tailor our therapy services to meet your unique needs and goals. Through evidence-based interventions, cutting-edge techniques, and a nurturing environment, we empower you to overcome obstacles, regain confidence, and unlock your full communication potential.

At Altruistic Therapy Services, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to express themselves with clarity and be heard. Let us be your partner on the path to communication success.

Learn About Speech Disorders

Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder that results from impaired movement of the muscles used for speech production, including the lips, tongue, vocal folds, and/or diaphragm. The type and severity of dysarthria depends on which area of the nervous system is affected. Cases can be very subtle after a neurological insult. Many times the patient isn’t even aware of it. In some cases it will be more obvious during a physical activity or during physical and occupational therapy. The patient may be easily fatigued resulting in shortness of breath, their speech may become slurred at the end of sentences and/or their voice may trail off due to poor diaphragmatic strength or control.

Apraxia / Dyspraxia is a neurological disorder that can affect planning of movements and co-ordination as a result of brain messages not being accurately transmitted to the body.

Verbal Dyspraxia refers to difficulty in making and coordinating the precise articulatory movements required in the production of clear speech.

Oral Dyspraxia refers to difficulties in making and coordinating movements of the vocal tract (larynx, lips, tongue, palate) in the absence of speech.

These features are consistent with deficits in the planning and programming of movements for speech and are noted to increase with greater syllable length and motoric complexity. Dyspraxia can affect oral motor control, breath support for speech, articulation, rate, prosody and fluency. If you’re looking for speech language disorder therapy services near Davison Michigan contact Altruistics today.  We offer quick, reliable and professional speech disorder therapy that will help get you to where you want to be with your speech quickly. 

Symptoms of Speech Disorders

Slurred, choppy or mumbled speech

Unintelligible speech

Slow or labored rate of speech
Rapid rate of speech resulting in “mumbling”
Limited tongue, lip, and jaw movement
Abnormal pitch when speaking
Abnormal rhythm when speaking
Changes in voice quality (hoarse, breathy voice, nasal or stuffy)
Shortness of breath while speaking
Slurred speech and feelings of “running out of air” when speaking
Problems with controlling loudness or volume of voice
Speaking too softly
Drooling or poor control of saliva
Speech becomes affected when one is tired or fatigued
Speech Therapy Evaluation

Speech Therapy Evaluation

Discover the power of effective communication by scheduling a Speech Therapy Evaluation and embark on a transformative journey towards improved speech and language skills.