Speech therapy is an inpatient and outpatient service that maximizes communication
for patients who have difficulty in the areas of speech and communication,
hearing and swallowing. Many people with neurological impairments brought
on by aging, Parkinson’s disease or stroke may exhibit communication
and swallowing difficulties. Our speech therapists provide testing and
treatment for oral motor dysfunction.
For patients with swallowing difficulties, our therapists may perform a
modified barium swallow test to help determine the level of dysfunction.
A directed treatment regimen can then be established to maximize the ability
of the patient. We also provide VitalStim® treatment, electrical stimulation
to help strengthen and improve coordination of the swallowing muscles.
For patients with communication disorders, we utilize a variety of proven
techniques to improve thought processes and speech. When speech is severely
impacted, our team will help develop alternate means of communication
to maximize patient function.
If you or a loved one is suffering from swallowing, hearing or speech difficulties
or a communication disorder, speech therapy may help. Click on the location
tab below to find a rehabilitation location near you!