Our ability to communicate our needs and ideas is integral to our satisfaction and quality of life. Here at Boone, Speech-Language Pathologists evaluate and treat various aspects of communication, including motor speech (articulation of words), voice, fluency, expressive language (using our words to relay our thoughts verbally and in writing), receptive language (understanding auditory and written communication), and pragmatics (social aspects of communication). Types of disorders commonly treated include dysarthria, apraxia of speech, aphasia, and vocal dysfunction, as well as social communication impairments that may arise from neurologic disorders. We want to give you the skills to communicate in your own words, whether that be with your own voice or through the use of an augmentative and alternative communication device. Our goal is to give you the ability to effectively communicate with your loved ones, coworkers, and those you meet in the community.