What is Speech Therapy?

Speech is the communication building block for lifelong learning.

At ORC, our speech therapists provide techniques and strategies for children and adults to communicate more effectively.

The seven main areas targeted in therapy include articulation, language, cognition, voice, fluency, swallowing, and aural rehab. These areas can improve sound and word formation, stuttering, communication strategies, language understanding, and other symptoms or conditions associated with speaking and communicating.


Conditions Treated


  • Processing Disorder
  • William’s Syndrome
  • Apaxia of Speech
  • Dysarthria
  • Aphasia
  • Expressive/Receptive Language Disorders
  • Dysphagia (Swallowing Disfunction)
  • Articulation Disorder
  • Phonological Disorders
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Other Neurological Disorders

Benefits of Speech Therapy

  • Improves functional communication
  • Improves spoken and written language
  • Improve conversation skills which include eye contact, body language, gestures
  • Development of strong social communication skills for lifelong friendships
  • Improvements in cognitive function such as problem solving, short-term memory, organizing, planning
  • Ability to safely eat and/or drink
  • Improvements in quality and/or loudness of your speaking voice
  • Effective management techniques to reduce severity of stuttering and gain control back of speech
  • Understand and improve executive functioning such as goal-setting, planning, self-awareness, self-monitoring and improving cognitive function

Features of Speech Therapy

Individualized Therapy Plans

Programs are customized to each individuals’ needs and goals. With our synergistic approach, the therapists work with our multidisciplinary team to maximize outcomes of multiple therapies.

Skilled and Persistent Staff

With a broad range of education and expertise, our speech therapy staff is equipped to address many conditions and support you as you achieve your goals.

 Encouraging and Adaptable

Speech therapists provide education to family and caregivers to ensure optimal success. Our flexible approach allows our therapists to adjust the approach to meet various learning styles and evolve with you as you progress.