Speech & Language Pathology

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Audiology and Speech Solutions specializes in speech language pathology. We take an individualized approach to speech and language treatment. With years of expertise and a passion for our patients, we help you overcome speech and language issues with the best treatments available. Our therapy is conducted individually, ensuring your needs are addressed quickly and directly. With vast experience, we treat a wide range of goals and diagnoses, including:Cute child little boy at speech therapist office

  • Apraxia
  • Articulation Disorders
  • Asperger’s/Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Aphasia
  • Language Comprehension & Expression
  • Oral Literacy
  • Sensory/Motor & Feeding

The Basics Of Speech Language Pathology

Defining some basic terms is essential when first learning about speech and language. For example, many people use speech, language, and communication interchangeably. Speech-language therapists and audiologists, however, mean something particular when using these three words. Luckily, the definitions of the words are easy to understand.

Candidates for Speech & Language Intervention

Children who require speech and language intervention services may struggle with one, some, or all of these areas. Contact our office if you suspect your child may be having communication difficulties.

Can’t Express Basic Needs

A child who can’t express her basic needs to others—they might cry and tantrum but cannot use words or gestures to show her parents what they want—struggles with essential communication.

Lack of Word Understanding

A little one who does not fully understand our words has difficulty with receptive language. For example, a child with a receptive language delay might be unable to follow simple directions, respond to her name, or find pictures in a book.

No Expressive Language

A toddler who understands everything you say and is good at communicating through gestures and eye contact but who doesn’t yet use any actual words is having difficulty with expressive language.

Unintelligible Speech

A child who is talking a blue streak, using lots of words and sentences, but whose speech is not understood by others, is having difficulty with speech or articulation.

Fluency Issues

A child with lots of words but struggling to speak without repeating words and syllables multiple times has difficulty with fluency.

Hoarse or Raspy Voice

A child who uses sentences, understands language well, and produces speech sounds well but who has a habitually hoarse voice might have a voice disorder.

Auditory Processing Program

Our exceptional, friendly staff is one of our greatest assets, and we are proud of their long-time association with our office located in Rye, NY. Patients often tell us how well we work together as a team.

We pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of hearing healthcare and excellent patient communication. Each staff member is motivated to achieve the best results for our patients in a calming and comfortable setting.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are willing to pay for audiology services out of pocket, self-referral is possible. There’s no need to see a doctor to get a referral if you are not going to avail any insurance benefits. However, if you are going to avail insurance for an audiologist consultation, a referral is needed.
Currently, all diagnostic audiological procedures covered by Medicare need a physician referral, with the main requirement influencing reimbursement being the purpose of testing. Medicare covers procedures that are medically necessary and appropriate for a patient’s treatment and diagnosis. The physician must write in the medical record the specific sign, symptom, or complaint that necessitates the service for each treatment charged.
A hearing instrument specialist is state-licensed hearing health professional trained to evaluate common types of hearing loss in adults and fit hearing aids. Audiologists are the primary health-care doctors who evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage hearing loss and balance disorders in individuals of all ages from infants to adults and the elderly. Audiologists are also versed in fitting and fine tuning hearing technologies including hearing aids and surgically implanted devices.
Hearing aid dispensers (HADs) are fully qualified professionals who assess hearing and provide hearing aid aftercare. To employ hearing technology, hearing aid dispensers must be qualified and apply for a license. Audiologists can evaluate and diagnose a broader spectrum of hearing and balance issues. An audiologist is better suited for providing services related to balance problems, earwax impactions, and noise-induced hearing loss. Hearing aid maintenance, cleaning, repairs, and fitting adjustments can be performed by either specialist.

As audiologists and speech language pathologists, we focus on holistically treating all aspects of communication through diagnostics.