1488 Old Ocilla Road
Tifton, GA 31794

(229) 386-5200  Phone
(229) 386-1412  Fax

Speech-Language Pathology

What can you expect from a speech therapy referral? 

     Our Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) is committed to all of the communication and swallowing needs of patients by providing:  

     - Detailed evaluations 
     - Individualized treatment plans 

     - One-on-one therapy sessions

     - Personalized counseling and education 

     - Interdisciplinary collaboration 

     - Advocacy 

Who may qualify for SLP services?

     Speech therapists can treat a wide variety of diagnoses. Some common conditions that may require SLP include:  
     Stroke (CVA/TIA)
     Traumatic Brain Injury
     Apraxia (motor planning)
     Dysarthria (slurred speech)
     Dysphagia (swallowing disorders)
     Alzheimer's or other Dementias
     Parkinson's disease
     Bell's Palsy
     Multiple Sclerosis
     Hearing Impaired 
Voice Disorders
Augmentative/Alternative Communication
Cleft Palate
Delayed language in children
Early intervention services for infants and toddlers.
People who are unable to communicate by talking.      

Common Speech Disorders

Dysphagia is difficulty with swallowing. 

Aphasia is a language disorder, which impairs the ability to speak and/or comprehend what others say.

Voice Disorders are characterized by disturbances or changes in the acoustic characteristics of the voice i.e. hoarse, low volume, raspy, etc.  

Articulation and Phonological Disorders are impairments in the mechanics of speaking, by omission, distortion, substitution, and/or adding sounds, which can make speech difficult to understand by listeners. 

Stuttering is a disorder of speech rhythm when speech does not flow smoothly i.e. repetition or prolongation of sounds, syllables, or words.

Speech Delay is a developmental disorder in which a child's speech and/or language skills emerge significantly later and at a much slower pace than other children of the same age. 

Theresa Brown works with a child on articulation skills.