MINNESOTA VOICE & SPEECH CLINIC is a specialty medical practice for patients age 8 through age 64 in speech/language pathology. Bob
Grider is the owner and sole provider for Minnesota Voice & Speech.
Our patients see Bob by telepractice for evaluation and therapy for voice, speech, and orofacial myofunctional problems.
Most patients are referred by a physician or medical practitioner. Some 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. Patients
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 do
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. Most
likely identified by the patient'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
- 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 patients 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 patients are referred by their allergist or pulmonologist for difficult
breathing problems that are functional in nature.