Treatments to address speech disorders.
Medical issues such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, brain injury and accidents can cause damage to the throat, jaw or facial structure resulting in an impaired ability to speak or even swallow. Speech therapy is used in the treatment of disorders related to speech, language, cognitive communication, voice, swallowing and fluency. It plays an important part in a recovery program that might also include physical or occupational therapy.
Our Speech Language Pathologists work with you to regain speech rhythm and fluency. Traditional swallowing therapy attempts to strengthen swallowing muscles and prevent choking. Speech Language Pathologists have found new technology that uses mild, comfortable electrical pulses is successful in strengthening swallowing muscles. This technology is available and used by our technician who is a Certified Vital Stim® Therapy Provider in treating patients.
We understand the stress that accompanies speech or swallowing disorders. That’s why we work with you and your family on treatment techniques that can be used once you’ve returned home.
We work with our patients as partners in care.