The ability to communicate is an integral part of getting an education, building relationships and finding a job. That’s why North Carolina chooses to provide speech therapy services through its Medicaid program.
Specifically, North Carolina’s speech therapists work with patients on a wide variety of issues, including articulation disorders, stuttering, auditory comprehension disorders, expressive communication disorders, swallowing disorders, voice disorders, and literacy and written language disorders.
Currently, there are over 5,600 licensed speech therapists in North Carolina, but with legislators proposing hundreds of millions of dollars of cuts in Medicaid, it’s unclear how many of North Carolina’s speech therapists will be able to stay in business.
If you’re concerned about the fate of speech therapists and other public investments, visit www.togethernc.org to learn more about our efforts to promote healthy, successful communities.