ADULT SPEECH & LANGUAGE

TYPICAL DISORDERS REQUIRING TREATMENT

  • Stroke
  • Head Injury
  • Cognitive Disorders
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Dementia/Alzheimers
  • Multiple-systems atropy
  • Dysarthria
  • Apraxia
  • Orofacial anomoly
  • Head & Neck Cancer
  • Voice Problems
  • Other neurologic disorders
  • Other oral motor disorders

TYPICAL QUESTIONS

Does speech therapy help?

Statistics documented 81-84% of patient receiving treatment made progress.

Is there a time limit on improvement?

No. Even people 15 or 20 years after an incident improve when give the appropriate treatment.

Why is there no time limit?

There is not time limit because of the plasticity (changeability) of our brains.

TYPICAL SYMPTOMS REQUIRING EVALUATION

  • Verbal and Written Expression
  • Auditory and Reading Comprehension
  • Speech Intelligibility
  • Cognition (attention, memory, executive function, orientation)
  • Planning and Organization
  • Problem Solving
  • Emotional Processing
  • Social Behavior and inhibition
  • Fluency of Speech
  • Voice problems
  • Breath support
  • Chronic cough/Throat clearing
  • Drooling
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • Choking or coughing while eating or drinking

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

  • Our goal is to help patients improve Speech, Language, Voice and Swallowing.
  • We evaluate, treat, educate patients, families and caregivers.
  • We are trained to analyze and interpret clinical & instrumental information.
  • We understand various medical conditions and their relationships to communication, swallowing and cognition.
  • We create therapy goals based upon our patient’s diagnosis, special needs and social/cultural factors.
  • We develop augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) methods when appropriate. These range from simple hand gestures to high-tech electronic devices that produce speech.
  • We use a team approach including our speech-language pathologist, physicians, patient, and their family/caregivers, and other professionals who may be involved.
  • We plan discharge to ensure continued recovery.
  • We advocate with health insurance companies for reimbursement.
  • We participate in research to find new and better ways to treat communication and swallowing disorders.