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Speech-Language Therapy

Speech Therapy is designed to assess and treat disorders affecting Swallowing, Speech, Language, Voice, and Cognitive-Linguistic skills. Speech Language Pathologists evaluate and treat these areas that directly relate to the ability to communicate effectively in activities of daily living, professional and social situations. They perform Dyspahgia (swallow) evaluations to determine the effectiveness of the swallowing function and follow up with treatments to determine appropriate food and liquid consistency and compensatory strategies to maintain safe swallowing at all times.

The following can benefit from Speech-Language Therapy.

  • Speech Disorders (like Dysarthria, Apraxia)
  • Language Disorders (like Aphasia)
  • Voice Disorders (like Vocal Cord Paralysis)
  • Cognitive-Linguistic Disorders​ (like Traumatic Brain Injury)
  • Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
  • Progressive Neurogenic Diseases (like Parkinson’s Disease)

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Causes for communication problems
The most common causes of Speech, Language and Communication problems in adults are related to:

  • Stroke
  • Brain tumors​
  • Parkinson's disease
  • ALS​
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Alzheimer's disease​
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Stuttering​
  • Mental Retardation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury​
  • Tracheostomy Placement
  • Voice disorders including vocal nodules​
  • Dependence on a ventilator for breathing
  • Other progressive neuromuscular diseases

These services are provided by our Speech Language Pathologists - 

  1. Evaluation of Speech, Language, Cognitive-Linguistic Functions, Communication and Swallowing Disorders.
  2. Treatment of Speech, Language, Cognitive-Linguistic Functions, Communication and Swallowing Disorders.​
  3. Counseling of patients and their caregivers/family on the nature of the disorder, influence of the disorder on Quality of Life (QoL), patient participation and family support for efficient rehabilitation.
  4. Training of patients and their caregivers/family on how to maximize communicative and Cognitive-Linguistc functional success.​
  5. Training of patients and caregivers/family on swallowing precautions, compensatory safety strategies and diet recommendations.
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