Therapy Group of Tucson Speech Pathologyby Tyler Woods on Mar. 14, 2012, under Uncategorized
Tucson small business owners are everywhere and we often take what they do for granted. So today, Tucson Biz Beat salutes Kyle Meades who is a speech pathologist and owner of Therapy Group of Tucson. Kyle has been helping children as well as adults with speech since 1993. He goal is to provided speech pathology services to both children and adults with speech, language, swallowing, voice and fluency disorders.
As a speech pathologist Kyle assess, diagnose, treat and help prevent speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, fluency, swallowing and other related disorders. He stated he got involved when his grandfather took him to volunteer at care homes and care centers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana when he was just a child. Kyle said, ‘At that time, I realized that people had trouble talking and communicating and I always wanted to know why. It sparked an interest, so when I attended college at Louisiana State University, I looked into the field of Speech and Hearing and fell in love with it.
Meades believes that communication allows people to connect. When there is a breakdown in the communication process, it keeps us from each other. He explains that in young children most communication is achieved through play. If a child has difficulty communicating with other children, that child may not have ample opportunity to interact, play and socialize with other children, and this can have negative consequences on learning and development. With adults, after a stroke for example, when communication is compromised, the effects can be devastating and extreme frustration can occur. A speech and language pathologist can help restore and treat these various communication difficulties.
As a speech-language pathologist, Kyle will develop an individualized plan of care, tailored to each of his clients needs. He teaches people how to make sounds, improve their voices, or increase their oral or written language skills to communicate more effectively. As a speech-language pathologists he knows how to help his clients how to develop, or recover, reliable communication and swallowing skills so they can fulfill their educational, vocational, and social roles.
Kyle believes that he is a compassionate, caring individual who will not stop until the job is complete. I share an office building with Kyle and watch the relationship he has with children and I noticed that he takes pride in his work, and is always eager to assist people with their communication needs.
Tucson is lucky to have this transplant who came here after hurricane Katrina and established his business here. Therefore, Tucson Biz Beat salutes Kyle Meades and Therapy Group of Tucson. He adds to the community of Tucson’s business owners and offers a special service that he loves and is aware how much it helps others.