Tongue thrust, articulation, language and /k/ommunication

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You can improve your ability to communicate, your smile, and your life.

TALK SLP is a professional speech-language pathology and orofacial myology practice devoted to providing effective, educational, and enjoyable therapy that improves lives.

When you enhance your ability to communicate,
you improve your quality of life.

Laura S. Smith, Speech-Language Pathologist and Certified Orofacial Myologist

Early intervention is key.

Laura S. Smith, founder of Talk SLP, LLC

We at Talk SLP LLC believe

that every individual communicates differently and can face unique challenges when communicating.

Talk SLP LLC considers the

cultural, ethnic, linguistic and social background
of every individual we treat.

Improve your ability to communicate
and you will improve your life.

We can help.

We provide the following services for children and adults of all ages

Screenings

The first step toward better communication is to detect any communication difficulties that might require more in-depth evaluation.

Evaluation

An extensive assessment of an individual’s speech, language, communication, and swallowing abilities will reveal strengths and weakness and leads to the creation of an effective intervention plan.

Treatment

Therapy with TALK providers is tailored to your unique needs and goals in a comfortable environment that is interactive and fun.

Consultation Services

We collaborate with teachers, psychologists, counselors, vocational coaches, and healthcare/rehabilitative professionals. This team approach allows us to develop and integrate programs and monitor their progress across settings such as daycare, schools, vocational settings, and medical facilities.

Guidance and Instruction

TALK therapists counsel individuals and families about communication development and disorders. We can help with the stress and misunderstanding that often come with communication disorders. We teach individuals and families to spot and change patterns that may slow communication and treatment progress, and we develop communication techniques you can use at home.

Looking for more information?

Search our site for details and descriptions of various communication disorders and their treatment.

Speech, language, communication, and swallowing difficulties are not uncommon and can result from a variety of causes:

  • developmental delays or disorders
  • learning disabilities
  • cognitive impairments
  • autism spectrum disorders
  • ADD/ADHD
  • cerebral palsy
  • cleft palate
  • stroke or other brain injury
  • Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS
  • hearing loss
  • behavioral and emotional issues
  • intellectual disability
  • foreign dialects
  • tongue thrust

Help is available!

TALK SLP’s offices are located in the Northgate area of Seattle and on Mercer Island, allowing us to serve individuals and families throughout the greater Seattle region of Washington state. Telepractice appointments are also available, where clients can receive consultation and therapy services from a distance via online tools.

Contact us for more information or to make an appointment.

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