Professional Speech Services for People of All Ages
Although there are several different types of speech and language disorders, they can all affect a person’s ability to communicate. People with speech disorders may be able to understand the language, but they might have trouble with pronunciation and fluency. Language disorders, on the other hand, can impact language comprehension skills.
At High Level Speech & Hearing Center, we understand that speech and language issues can affect people of all ages, making it difficult for them to fully express their thoughts and feelings. We are committed to offering high-quality speech services to patients throughout the Greater New Orleans area and helping them to live fuller and happier lives.
According to the Department of Health, almost 8% of children have a disorder associated with speech, voice, language, and swallowing. Because speech-language disorders impact the patient’s ability to communicate, they may contribute to an array of related emotional, social, and academic problems. Low self-esteem, isolation, withdrawal, and trouble with reading and verbal skills are commonly associated with these disorders.
We help children who struggle with everything from lisps and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to feeding and swallowing disorders. We also assist adults who have trouble speaking due to stuttering, injuries, strokes, and more. Our advanced equipment, evaluation processes, and assessments help us provide each patient with a reliable diagnosis and effective treatment options.
Some of the most common speech disorders include:
Trouble with individual aspects of the speech process, such as fluency (stuttering and cluttering), articulation, cognition, and voice
Apraxia (difficulty with certain letter sounds or syllables)
Dysarthria (muscle weakness in the face, tongue, throat, and/or chest)
Dysphagia (trouble swallowing)
Aphasia (damage to the brain, usually caused by a stroke, which can lead to speech issues)
How Our Speech Therapists Can Help
The award-winning team of speech therapists at High Level utilize state-of-the-art technology and treatment options to provide our patients with resources and treatments to help address their speech-language disorders. All of our speech therapists hold Masters Degrees in Communication Sciences, are licensed by the Louisiana Board of Examiners on Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and have received a clinical competency certification through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Our speech therapy services can help patients learn verbal exercises specific to their conditions. With time, practice, and patience, these exercises may help them to gradually readjust their methods of speaking. For certain disorders, we may also provide supplemental assistance, such as hearing aids, to improve speech fluency and medication to reduce anxiety when speech problems are triggered by stress.
If you or your child struggle with speech, language, or swallowing, you're not alone. Millions of people in the United States are affected by these types of disorders. With offices in Uptown New Orleans and Harahan, our licensed speech therapists are able to provide speech services to a wide range of patients throughout the area. Contact High Level Speech & Hearing today to learn more about our services, to schedule an appointment, or to book a hearing assessment.