Speech Therapy

Speech and Language Pathologists provide diagnosis, treatment and prevention services of various communication and feeding disorders for children and adults.

Speech therapy focuses on receptive and expressive language, articulation, voice, cognition, memory, auditory processing and fluency. Speech therapists also perform swallow evaluations for children and adults, often with special radiographic studies, to diagnose and treat swallow dysfunction.

 
Our Areas of Expertise:
  • Language Disorders are characterized as a difficulty understanding others or sharing thoughts and feelings. Found in both children and adults, these disorders can result from a medical problem or have no known cause.
  • Motor Speech Disorders include structures used to articulate words, such as motor and neurologic function of the tongue, lips, jaw, soft and hard palate.
  • Voice Disorders fall into one of three categories: hyperfunctional, hypofunctional, and dysfunctional. Your care plan will help to restore function to an impaired voice through techniques and education.
  • Dysphagia (swallowing) Disorders impact a wide variety of patient populations. Your Speech Language Pathologist will determine degree and severity of the swallowing impairment, and strategies, exercises, and behaviors to improve the condition.
  • Pediatric Feeding & Swallowing Disorders occur when children experience difficulty swallowing, chewing or eating a variety of foods. Oral motor plans, feeding evaluations, home programs, collaboration with caregivers, and parent education are provided along with Pediatric Modified Barium Swallow studies.
  • Fluency Disorders are characterized by disruptions in the production of speech sounds, also called dysfluencies.
  • Cognitive Disorders are impairments with memory, attention, concentration, organization, and problem solving.
  • Assistive and Alternative Communication helps individuals whose oral or written communication abilities do not meet their functional needs.

 

To make an appointment, contact Summit Therapy & Health Services:

(509) 332-5106 or 1620 SE Summit Court, Pullman WA 99163

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What our patients are saying:

"Our daughter is speaking, and not only speaking, but communicating!"

Our Staff
Jennifer Griffin, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Keri Jones, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Education: MA Speech and Hearing Science, Washington State University, 2000; BS Speech and Hearing Science, Washington State University, 1998; Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language Hearing Association; Lee Silverman Voice Training Certification for Parkinson's Disease
Special Interests: Swallow Studies, Pediatrics, Voice Therapy

Kelly Sebold, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Education: MA Speech and Hearing Science, Washington State University, 1994; BS Speech and Hearing Science, Washington State University, 1991; Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language Hearing Association
Special Interests: Infant and Child Feeding and Swallowing Disorders, General Speech and Language Delay, Autism, Early Intervention, Apraxia of Speech, and Head and Neck Issues, such as cleft palate and tracheostomy

Betsy Wilson, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech and Language Pathologist

Education: MS Speech and Language Pathology, Idaho State University, 1992; Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech Language Hearing Association
Special Interests: Early Intervention, Pediatrics, Speech Disorders, Language Delays, Autism, Dementia