Speech Therapy
Speech Therapy

WMH Speech Therapy

Speech Language Pathologists in Ohio

Difficulty speaking is a frustrating problem for people of any age. Speech disorders are common in children and can be a major roadblock in their mental and social development. The speech language pathologists at Wyandot Memorial Hospital help patients of all ages overcome speech and swallowing disorders.

Speech language pathologists help patients with a variety of problems. In addition to speech disorders, they can also help people with other communication difficulties like dyslexia and auditory processing disorder. The goal of speech therapy is to help patients fully engage and interact with the world.

We often treat patients referred to us for:

  • Expressive and receptive language disorders
  • Difficulty with language fluency
  • Difficulty with articulation
  • Auditory processing disorders
  • Oral-motor dysfunction
  • Augmented communication
  • Social disorders

When to Look Into Speech Therapy

It can be difficult for a parent to determine when their child needs speech therapy. Every child develops differently, and it’s not always easy to figure out when they might need help. There are some markers for speech development in children that can point you in the right direction.

Your child may need speech therapy if:

  • People have a difficult time understanding what they’re saying
  • Your child takes a long time to say things
  • Your child is silent for a long time before responding to simple questions
  • Your child is over two and is having a hard time putting two words together
  • Your child has difficulty making certain sounds like “th” or “ch”
  • Your child has a stutter
  • Your child has a hoarse voice

There are certain milestones for children as they age which should give you an idea of how their speech is developing. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned that your child’s communication skills are not where they should be.