Stuttering and Voice Disorders
Stuttering, or stammering, is a speech fluency disorder. Speech is interrupted by hesitating, repeating sounds and words, or prolonging sounds. There may be additional physical symptoms such as facial tension or body movements. Early intervention helps, but it is never too late for treatment to be sought for both adults and children.
Voice Problems (Vocal Abuse)
Feeding/Eating, Drinking and Swallowing Disorders
Swallowing disorders can require medical attention for a variety of reasons. People who can't swallow safely may not be able to eat a healthy diet or maintain a healthy weight. Chunks of food or liquids may get into the windpipe, which can cause choking or start a lung infection. Many cases of dysphagia can be improved with treatment. Treatments for dysphagia include therapy to learn new swallowing techniques and changing the consistency of food and liquids to make them safer to swallow. Children with Autism Spectrum disorders are often picky eaters, and can benefit from strategies to increase food intake and variety.