MINNESOTA VOICE & SPEECH CLINIC is a specialty speech therapy practice for clients age 8 through age 64. Bob Grider is the owner
and sole provider for Minnesota Voice & Speech.
Our clients see Bob by telepractice for evaluation and therapy for voice, speech, and orofacial myofunctional problems. Bob's clients must be located in the state of Minnesota due to state licensure
Many clients are referred by a physician or medical practitioner. Often clients are self-referred or recommended by family or other care givers.
Specific information about pediatric therapy Bob provides is here.
- Voice Disorders: Medical voice problems such as vocal nodules, vocal polyps, muscle tension dysphonia, recurring voice roughness. Clients
should be seen by an otolaryngologist (ear, nose & throat physician) for examination prior to voice evaluation and therapy.
- Motor Speech Articulation Disorders / Concerns: Unintelligible speech in children and articulation errors in children or teengers who may
or may not qualify for speech therapy at school. Bob also treats adults for speech articulation concerns.
- Myofunctional Disorders: Oral functional disorders involving normal oral resting posture, oral stage swallowing, and speech articulation. May
be identified by client's dentist or orthodontist. Can present as recurring choking, face and jaw pain or other oral symptoms that do not seem to have a clear underlying pathology.
- Fluency Disorders (stuttering, blocking, stammering): These disorders may arise in early childhood or early school age. While no "cure"
has been developed, therapy can be effective in helping to facilitate ease of communication, reduce speaking stress, and help to develop understanding within the family and peer group. Pediatric (see
ages here), teen and adult clients see Bob for fluency
- Teenage Speech and Language Disorders. Most often these are problems that were not addressed by or did not respond well to speech therapy
at a younger age. As communication needs change in this pre-adult stage, teenagers with speech and language problems can often encounter problems with family and peers.
- Functional Breathing Disorders / Vocal Cord Dysfunction: These clients are referred by physician or specialist for difficult breathing problems
that are functional in nature.