What is speech-language pathology?
Speech-language pathology is the study of human communication disorders. These disorders can range from simple sound substitutions to the inability to understand or use language for functional communication.
All of these disorders have the potential to isolate individuals from their social and educational surroundings. Pediatric speech-language pathologists help children and adolescents with communication delays and disorders to increase their speech and language skills, learn about the world around them, use their knowledge and skills effectively, and enjoy positive interactions with family, teachers, caregivers, and friends.
About our practice
For nearly two decades, Nancy Theofrastous has been helping children and adolescents improve their communication skills. She started in a large office in Beachwood and a tiny office on Chardon Square. By 2014, Nancy had moved all of her private-practice services to Chardon, hired two more speech-language pathologists, and settled into a large suite in the “big pink building” next to Heinen’s in Chardon. Today, Western Reserve Speech & Language Partners (WRSLP) has five speech-language pathologists and three front office administrators who serve children, adolescents, and their families. Because WRSLP is a Jon Peterson Special Needs (JPSN) provider for the Ohio Department of Education, the speech-language pathologists also work with K-12 students in six independent schools in Lake, Geauga, and Trumbull counties.
Interested in our services?
We offer a wide range of speech and language services. Please see our Services page for the list of delays and disorders that we treat and for descriptions of a few of our areas of specialty:
Speech and Language Evaluations
Toddler and Preschooler Therapy
Accent Modification for Adults