Speech therapy is a paramedical profession. The objectives of the speech therapist are the prevention, evaluation and treatment of communication, speech, language (oral and written), voice, swallowing and logic-mathematics disorders.
It allows us to work with infants, children, teenagers, adults and the elderly.
Speech delay: A non-consistent and persistent articulatory defect that affects the organization of the spoken chain (speech) and is characterized by difficulties in combining phonemes to produce a word. This can make speech unintelligible.
Language delay: linguistic development that does not correspond to known norms (time lag).
Articulatory disorders: disorders of the orofacial functions that are characterized by the difficulty to correctly emit a determined phoneme or a group of phonemes.
Dysphasia: a language development disorder that manifests itself as a deviant, slow and disharmonious structuring of language.
Dyslexia: specific developmental disorder of learning to read. Some dyslexias affect the reading of irregular words in the French language: these children read more "with their ears", sound by sound. Others affect the decoding of regular words: these children read more "with their eyes", by "global recognition". Some patients may have mixed dyslexia.
Dysorthography: spelling disorder often associated with dyslexia. It can affect common spelling, grammatical spelling or both.
Dyscalculia: persistent difficulties in activities involving mathematics.
Aphasia: Acquired language impairment constitutive to the focal lesion of the central nervous system and affecting the expression and/or comprehension of oral and/or written language.
Dysarthria: a set of speech disorders (verbal articulation), linked to the impairment of the various motor pathways controlling the phonatory apparatus.