Stuttering and Speech Therapy in Burlington

What is Speech Therapy for Stuttering?

Pillars of Wellness, located in Burlington, Aldershot, specializes in the use of speech therapy to treat stuttering, a speech condition that involves involuntary repetition of sounds (especially initial consonants).

Stuttering only becomes a problem when it has an impact on daily activities, or when it causes concern to parents or the child suffering from it. Stuttering can make it difficult to communicate with other people, which often affects a person’s quality of life and interpersonal relationships. Stuttering can also negatively influence job performance and opportunities.

Most people don’t know that stuttering can also include non-verbal involuntary or semi-voluntary actions like blinking or abdominal tensing (tics). Speech-language pathologists are trained to look for all the symptoms of stuttering, especially the non-verbal ones, and that is why an SLP is qualified to make a stuttering diagnosis.

The earliest this fluency disorder can become apparent is when a child is learning to talk. It may also surface later during childhood. Rarely if ever has it developed in adults, although many adults have kept a stutter from childhood.

There are two types of stuttering:

  • Developmental: occurs in young children while they are still learning speech and language skills
  • Neurogenic: may occur after a stroke, head trauma, or other types of injury

Stuttering is usually diagnosed by a speech-language pathologist. Contact Pillars of Wellness to book an appointment.

Benefits of Speech Therapy for Stuttering

Speech therapy to improve stuttering has many benefits:

  • Improved overall communication at home, school, and work
  • More confidence and reduced anxiety
  • Better attention and listening
  • Improved coping methods for dealing with triggers that bring on stuttering
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Speech Therapy for Stuttering at our Clinic in Burlington

Speech therapy treatment is different for everyone.

Here at Pillars of Wellness, our speech-language pathologist will perform a comprehensive assessment to help build a custom speech therapy plan. This may also involve working closely with your loved ones in order to keep up with speech therapy exercises at home.

Although there is currently no cure for stuttering, there are a variety of treatments available. The nature of the treatment will differ, based upon a person’s age, communication goals, and other factors. If you or your child stutters, it is important to work with a speech-language pathologist to determine the best treatment options.

Treatment will depend on any or all of the following:

  • The level of speech and language skills
  • How much the stuttering happens
  • The individual’s reaction to their stuttering
  • How stuttering impacts everyday life
  • How others react to stutters

Why Choose Pillars of Wellness?

At Pillars of Wellness, in Burlington, Ontario, we are proud to provide a truly integrated care approach that employs a variety of treatments to achieve faster recovery. Our clinic offers different services such as physiotherapy, chiropractic, naturopathy, counselling, occupational therapy, yoga therapy, acupuncture, and holistic nutrition.

With multiple diverse services and specialities in one place, you’ll get the best care possible — without having to look elsewhere. Pillars of Wellness is your one-stop-health solution, located right here in Burlington.

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