What is Speech / Language Therapy?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Speech pathology, also termed speech-language pathology and speech & language therapy (SLT, mainly in the UK) is the study of disorders that affect a person's speech, language, voice disorders and swallowing disorders.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) 42 5
Voice changes 14 6
Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) 13 8
Slurred speech 10 3
Soft voice 8 3
Improve swallowing 7 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Speech / Language Therapy"

Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
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Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Speech / Language Therapy

Hospitalization 2
Sore throat (Pharyngitis) 1
Social stigma 1
Hospitalization 1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Speech / Language Therapy)
Dosage Patients
1 hr weekly 4
2 hr weekly 7
1 hr daily 5
45 min weekly 5
60 min weekly 14
90 min weekly 8
120 min weekly 7
180 min weekly 4
240 min weekly 4
60 min daily 4
Why Patients Stopped Going to Speech / Language Therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 45
Other 10
Did not seem to work 5
Expense 3
Doctor's advice 3
Side effects too severe 1
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 56 patients who’ve stopped going to Speech / Language Therapy

Duration

Currently Going to Speech / Language Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 3
1-2 years 4
2 years or more 17
Stopped Going to Speech / Language Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 11
1-3 months 13
3-6 months 10
6 months-1 year 3
1-2 years 7
2 years or more 11
Adherence
Always
15 42%
Usually
16 44%
Sometimes
3 8%
Never
2 6%
Burden
Very
2 6%
Somewhat
8 22%
A little
14 39%
Not at all
12 33%
Cost
$200+
7 30%
$100-199
2 9%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
14 61%
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11 patient evaluations for Speech / Language Therapy

scooter78666
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scooter78666
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See scooter78666's full Speech / Language Therapy history

Apr 22, 2009 (Started Feb 24, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve communication: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 150 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: This therapy is valuable in teaching PD patients some of the exercises which they can do to improve their speech. It also teaches you how to slow down in your pace of speaking. My speech pathologist was very supportive of me too. THAT is a real confidence booster. It is NOT a magic cure-all.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
janik
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janik
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
PLS

See janik's full Speech / Language Therapy history

Jun 25, 1998 (Started Apr 13, 1998)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Slurred speech: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: The therapist though I was already doing everything I should be doing, so I got very little out of this treatment and quit goin. I would recommend this for anyone with speach or swallowing problems though. It is nice to know where you stand.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
parkinohio
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parkinohio
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See parkinohio's full Speech / Language Therapy history

Oct 22, 2013 (Started Nov 05, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Voice changes: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 30 min Daily

Jan 19, 2013 (Started Nov 05, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Voice changes: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 30 min Daily

Jun 11, 2010 (Started Nov 05, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Voice changes: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 0.3 hr Daily

Dec 4, 2008 (Started Nov 05, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Voice changes: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 0.3 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: The vocal exercises really work which keeps me doing it, even though infrequently

  • 0 helpful marks
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