Speech therapy specializes in treating people with communication disorders and swallowing disorders.
We at Elite Therapeutic Specialists function on the main components of speech production – phonation (the process of sound production), resonance, intonation (the variation of pitch), and voice (including aeromechanical components of respiration) – and the main language components – phonology (the manipulation of sound according to the rules of language), morphology (the understanding and use of the minimal units of meaning), syntax (the grammar rules for constructing sentences in language), semantics (the interpretation of meaning from the signs or symbols of communication), and pragmatics (the social aspects of communication).
We assess your child’s speech, language, cognition, and swallowing with informal (non-standard or criterion based) assessments, formal standardized tests, instrumental measures, language sample analyses, and/or an oral motor
mechanism exam. Informal assessments rely on the clinician's knowledge and experience to evaluate an individual's abilities across all areas of concern. Formal standardized testing is used to measure an individual's abilities against peers. For quality speech therapy in Laredo, TX, get in touch with ETS today!