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What is speech therapy?

What is speech therapy?

Published: Feb. 2, 2022Updated: Sep. 15, 2022

Speech therapy (also referred to as speech-language pathology) treats communication difficulties and disorders such as oral motor dysfunction, fluency, speech sounds related to apraxia or dysarthria, and communication issues.

For more information, see our articles Speech Therapy: What It Is and How It Works and Mapping the Journey from Birth to Kindergarten: Therapy Glossary.

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