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.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Speech / Language Therapy"

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

Hospitalization 3
Social stigma 1
Sore throat 1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Speech / Language Therapy)
Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 14
120 min weekly 8
2 hr weekly 7
90 min weekly 7
45 min weekly 5
1 hr monthly 4
1 hr weekly 4
1 hr daily 4
30 min weekly 4
180 min weekly 4
Why Patients Stopped Going to Speech / Language Therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 34
Other 9
Did not seem to work 6
Expense 3
Doctor's advice 3
Side effects too severe 1
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 51 patients who’ve stopped going to Speech / Language Therapy

Duration

Currently Going to Speech / Language Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 2
2 years or more 9
Stopped Going to Speech / Language Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 6
1-3 months 10
3-6 months 10
6 months-1 year 4
1-2 years 5
2 years or more 11
Adherence
Always
15 50%
Usually
10 33%
Sometimes
3 10%
Never
2 7%
Burden
Very
3 10%
Somewhat
7 23%
A little
11 37%
Not at all
9 30%
Cost per month
$200+
5 25%
$100-199
3 15%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
12 60%
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8 patient evaluations for Speech / Language Therapy

janik
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janik
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: vg
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
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
chasmengr
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chasmengr
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

See chasmengr's full Speech / Language Therapy history

Mar 14, 2008 (Started Sep 01, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Poor speech articulation (dysarthria): Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 150 min Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks
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