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Speech Therapists In Atlanta

The Ear, Nose and Throat Institute in Atlanta is dedicated to providing speech and voice therapy services to patients of all ages. Using the latest in testing and treatment techniques, our experienced speech therapists specialize in assisting patients with speech, communication and swallowing disorders. Our speech therapy services include:

  • Diagnostic evaluation
  • Treatment/speech therapy services
  • Consultations
  • Parent/family training

Speech and Language Disorders

Speech disorders can occur in early childhood or may develop later in life as a result of trauma or injury. Although speech disorders can affect anyone, they are most prevalent in individuals with the following conditions:

  • Impaired hearing
  • Breathing or swallowing disorders
  • Cleft lip or palate
  • Autism

Common disorders include:

  • Articulation disorders (Speech)
  • Language disorders (Disorders of expression or comprehension)
  • Stuttering
  • Voice disorders

Speech Disorder Symptoms

Speech pathologists are responsible for the vocal health of patients in order to prevent the occurrence/recurrence of a voice disorder, reduce the voice disorder, help the patient produce the best possible pitch, loudness, and quality in relation to the individual’s age/gender, and rehabilitate the voice to a level of function. You may want to consider visiting the ENT Institute regarding your voice if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
  • Voice changes lasting longer than two weeks
  • Pain in your throat when talking
  • Vocal fatigue
  • Hoarseness or other change in the pitch/timbre of voice
  • Loss in a portion of speaking or singing range
  • Tightness/discomfort or burning sensation in your throat
  • The feeling of something stuck in your throat
  • Difficulty making your voice sufficiently loud or soft
  • Breathlessness when speaking 
  • Abrupt starts and stops to speech
  • The need to cough or clear the throat frequently 

Having Issues Swallowing

Speech pathologists in Atlanta are also responsible for the dietary management of patients in order to prevent aspiration and limit its occurrence, prevent aspiration pneumonia, reduce the occurrence of weight loss from swallowing difficulty, and reduce swallowing problems overall; thus improving quality of daily life. You may want to consider visiting one of our ENT Institute offices if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: 

  • Coughing while eating or drinking
  • Increased congestion in the chest after eating
  • The need to swallow multiple times while eating
  • Fatigue or shortness of breath while eating/drinking
  • Difficulty swallowing pills
  • Difficulty or increased effort to chew
  • Rise in temperature
  • Weight loss associated with eating difficulties 
  • Frequent pneumonia
  • Runny nose or eyes during/after eating

The Voice Center

Is using your voice an important part of your job?  Singers, actors, teachers, lawyers, preachers and other public speakers need to take special care of their voice and attend quickly to any voice-related issues. The Voice Center at the ENT Institute provides that kind of specialized care. Services include various types of testing and evaluation for risk factors, as well as voice therapy and vocal hygiene training. Professional voice users can learn about preventative measures and vocal techniques that help reduce damage and keep their voice clear and strong over time.

To learn more about speech disorders or The ENT Institute’s speech therapy programs, please call our Speech Therapy Doctors & Speech-Language Pathologists at 770-740-1860
or contact us online.  Click here to Learn More about The Voice Center at ENT Institute.

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