Maitland Speech Therapy In Central Florida Maitland Speech Therapy
Central Florida


Barbara Snipes, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech and Language Therapy Is Available For Children/Adults Experiencing Difficulty In The Following Areas:


An initial assessment of the client's speech/language skills is completed. The initial assessment may include a parent interview, standardized assessments, an informal conversational sample, and/or an informal oral-motor examination; checking the muscles needed for articulation. The results of the assessment are given, and recommendations are made. The parents and speech-language pathologist develop a plan to assist the child in achieving his/her speech/language goals. A current speech/language evaluation can be used if completed within the last year.


Private sessions are available at flexible times. Each treatment session is one 45 minutes long. The frequency of treatment is discussed and based on the initial evaluation results. Clients and parents are provided with instruction and activities to do at home if necessary.

Articulation Disorder/Delay:

Is when an speech sound is produced incorrectly. This makes it difficult to be understood and can hinder learning to read.

Language Disorder/Delay:

Receptive language refers to the ability to understand what is being said. You are receiving the information. Expressive language refers to the ability to say what you are thinking. You are expressing what you are thinking.


Occurs when sounds, syllables, or words are repeated or prolonged. This causes an interference in the normal flow of speech, which makes it difficult for the listener to concentrate on what is being said.

Phonological Impairment:

Involves incorrect speech patterns. Typically, these errors could include leaving the final consonant off most words: "ha for hat," or "cu for cup." Or substituting consonant sounds that are made in the front of the mouth such as "t" and "d" for sounds that are made in the back of the mouth such as "g" and "k". So the client might say "dood for good" or "tate for cake."

Oral-motor Exercises:

Refers to the strength and coordination of the oral/ facial muscles needed for correct speech. The client may exhibit drooling, chewing on clothes, or breathing through their mouth.