Speech Therapy

The Speech Therapist is the professional responsible for the prevention, assessment, intervention and scientific study of human communication disorders, encompassing not only all the functions associated with understanding and expressing oral and written language, but also other forms of non-verbal communication.

Speech Therapists also intervene in swallowing (the safe passage of food and drink through the oropharynx in order to ensure adequate nutrition). Speech Therapists assess and intervene in individuals of all ages, from newborns to the elderly, with the general aim of optimizing the individual’s communication and/or swallowing skills, thus improving their quality of life (ASHA, 2007).

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