GIVING INC. IS NOW PROVIDING SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY SERVICES TO FLORIDA RESIDENTS VIA OUR SAFE AND SECURE ONLINE THERAPY PLATFORM!
We provide FREE screenings, comprehensive communication & swallowing evaluations, and interactive therapy to children and adults, with communication & swallowing needs.
With over 10 years of experience, Dr. Chin and our licensed Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, evaluate, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Our SLP's use evidence-based science and a client-centered approach to develop individual treatment plans for each client.
If you are concerned about you or your loved ones communication or feeding & swallowing needs, our friendly and knowledgeable speech-language pathologists offer free screenings by appointment. Click HERE to schedule an appointment.
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- Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, evaluate, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. See the descriptions below to learn more about the disorders/differences that we target here at GIVING Inc.
- Speech disorders occur when a person has difficulty producing speech sounds correctly. Speech therapy can be used to target articulation or phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, dysarthria, and more.
- A fluency disorder is a speech impairment that occurs when a person has difficulty producing speech sounds fluently (e.g., stuttering, cluttering). These individuals may repeat sounds, syllables, or whole words, and experience excessive blocks/pauses. People with fluency disorders may also present with concomitant or secondary behaviors that may include blinking, facial grimacing, body twitching, etc.
- A voice disorder occurs when a person has a problem with their voice or resonance.
- Language disorders occur when a person has trouble understanding others (receptive language), or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings (expressive language). Language disorders may be spoken or written and may involve the form (phonology, morphology, syntax), content (semantics), and/or use (pragmatics) of language in functional and socially appropriate ways. Language disorders may impact spoken/written language and literacy (listening, processing, speaking, reading, writing, pragmatics).
Social Communication Disorders
- Social communication disorders occur when a person has trouble with the social rules of verbal and nonverbal communication. These disorders may include problems (a) communicating for social purposes (e.g., greeting, commenting, asking questions), (b) talking in different ways (code switching) to suit the listener and setting, and (c) following rules for conversation and story-telling (e.g., eye contact, proximity, turn taking). Individuals with autism spectrum disorder may have social communication problems. Social communication disorders may also occur in individuals with other conditions, such as traumatic brain injury. Social Communication disorders may also include prelinguistic communication (e.g., joint attention, intentionality, communicative signaling) and paralinguistic communication (e.g., gestures, signs, body language).
- A cognitive-communication disorder occurs when a person has difficulty involving memory, attention, problem solving, organization, planning, executive functioning and other mental processing skills. These disorders may occur as a result of a stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, or congenital condition.
- Swallowing disorders or ‘dysphagia’ are feeding and swallowing difficulties. An individual may have difficulty in how well they suck, chew, and/or swallow food and liquid. A swallowing disorder may lead to poor nutrition, weight loss, and other health problems. Feeding and swallowing disorders may be present from birth and can also occur after surgery, stroke, injury, or other illness.