What is a Speech-Language Pathologist? Working with the full range of human communication and its disorders, speech-langaugae pathologists evaluate, diagnose, and treat speech language, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in individuals of all ages. What are the Benefits of Speech Therapy? Our goal is to improve skills that will allow your child to communicate effectively. Benefits of speech therapy include: 1) Improvement in the ability to understand and express thoughts, ideas and feelings. 2) Intelligible speech so your child is understood. 3) Achievement of school readiness skills. 4) Development of pre-literacy skills. 5) Fluent speech. 6) Development of practical social skills. 7) Greater self-esteem. 8) Increased independence. Treatment areas: Articulation, Receptive Language, Expressive Language, Auditory Processing, Pragmatics, Oral Motor Weakness, Fluency Disorders, Tongue Thrust, Apraxia, and Cognitive Impairments.