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A person’s voice is as unique as their fingerprint. It makes us human. It signals intent, personality, emotion, location and even health. The factors that influence one’s voice include gender, body, muscle use and control, respiration, hearing and other physiological functioning, dialect, dentition, health, mobility, environment and more.
People with anatomical and physiological differences are more likely to have different than expected abilities when speaking and being understood. Diagnosis such as hearing loss or deafness, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, musculoskeletal conditions, dysarthria, pulmonary conditions, etc. may have voice characteristics that affect pitch, rate, loudness, resonance and prosody. Our goal at Grays Peak is to allow others to listen to WHAT you say, not HOW you say it.
In addition to the perceptual characteristics of voice and vocal disabilities, maladaptive speech and language behaviors often develop over time. These may include:
We offer assessments, evaluations and treatment of speech, language and feeding delays and disorders throughout the state of Colorado in:
When possible, long and short therapy sessions are offered to maximize therapy time as a part of busy schedules of school, work, and play. Traditional one-hour sessions and shorter and more frequent session tracks are matched with patient need and therapist recommendation. Recent research suggests shorter and more frequent sessions for motor speech disorders are more appropriate and effective. The use of telepractice and teletherapy platforms for intensive skill acquisition is proving to be more effective for speech acquisition and clarity than more traditional length and frequency of visits.