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What Is Speech Therapy?

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What is speech therapy? Speech therapy, also known as speech-language pathology, is a specialized branch of healthcare that focuses on diagnosing and treating communication disorders. These disorders can affect an individual’s ability to communicate effectively through speech, language, or other modalities such as writing or signing. 

Call TRU Healthcare today at 888.689.3391 to learn about our compassionate speech therapy. We hope to be able to help you enhance your communication skills and improve your quality of life. 

What Is Speech Therapy? 

What is speech therapy? Speech therapy is a specialized field of healthcare that focuses on diagnosing, evaluating, and treating communication disorders, cognitive-communication disorders, voice disorders, and swallowing disorders.  

Communication disorders can manifest in various forms, including: 

  • Stuttering 
  • Voice disorders 
  • Articulation difficulties 
  • Language delays or disorders 
  • Cognitive communication disorders (e.g., difficulty with attention, memory, problem-solving) 
  • Swallowing disorders 

Speech therapists, also known as speech-language pathologists (SLPs), work with individuals of all ages to improve their ability to communicate effectively.  

What Are Speech Therapy Services For? 

Speech therapy services aim to help individuals improve their communication skills and quality of life. They are designed for people who have difficulty speaking, understanding, or using language. These difficulties might be due to: 

  • Stroke 
  • Brain injury 
  • Hearing loss 
  • Developmental delay 
  • Cleft palate 
  • Parkinson’s disease 
  • Other health conditions

At TRU Healthcare, our speech therapists work with clients on a one-on-one basis, tailoring the therapy to each person’s specific needs. We use a variety of techniques and tools, such as physical exercises, speech drills, sound production practice, and interactive language activities to help individuals communicate more effectively. 

Benefits of Speech Therapy 

The benefits of speech therapy can be life-changing.  


It can help individuals express themselves clearly, making social interactions more enjoyable and successful. It can also aid in understanding spoken language, making it easier to follow conversations and understand others. 


For individuals who have difficulty swallowing, speech therapy can help them regain their ability to eat and drink safely and independently. For those with voice disorders, speech therapy can improve the quality of their voice and reduce strain on the vocal cords. 


Effective communication is essential for building relationships and participating in daily activities. Through speech therapy, individuals can gain confidence in their abilities and feel more comfortable communicating with others. 

Quality of Life 

Ultimately, speech therapy can greatly improve an individual’s quality of life by enabling them to communicate effectively and participate fully in society.  

Our Speech Therapy Services 

At TRU Healthcare, we offer a wide range of speech therapy services for people of all ages and abilities. Our team of licensed speech-language pathologists is dedicated to providing compassionate care and personalized treatment plans for each client. 

Some of the speech therapy services we offer include: 

  • Articulation therapy  
  • Language intervention  
  • Fluency therapy (for stuttering)  
  • Voice therapy  
  • Oral-motor/feeding and swallowing therapy  
  • Cognitive rehabilitation  
  • Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) training  

We also offer teletherapy options for those who are unable to attend in-person sessions. Our goal is to help our clients achieve their communication goals and enhance their overall quality of life. 

Call TRU Healthcare Today to Discover the Benefits of Speech Therapy 

At TRU Healthcare, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to communicate clearly and effectively. Our team of speech therapists is dedicated to helping our clients achieve their communication goals, and enhancing their quality of life. 

If you or a loved one could benefit from speech therapy, please do not hesitate to reach out. We are here to help, providing compassionate, person-centered care that respects each individual’s unique needs and circumstances. Call 888.689.3391 or reach out online today. We would love to discuss the benefits of speech therapy.