Speech Therapy is a skilled treatment to help individuals gain independence in speech, language, and swallowing after injury, illness, or disease. Our speech-language pathologists work in several settings that include nursing home rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, home health services, and pediatric/early intervention services. Within these settings speech-language pathologists will conduct patient evaluations to assess the individual's skills in speech, receptive and expressive language, swallowing, and memory. Speech therapy services provide for the evaluation and treatment of several diseases/disorders including traumatic brain injury, stroke, neurological disease, developmental delay, apraxia, and learning disabilities.
Our speech-language pathologists specialize in the treatment of various disorders including but not limited to:
Treatment focuses on addressing specific areas of deficits that impact on the patient's ability to effectively complete activities of daily living. Some treatment approaches for the various disorders listed above include: oral-motor exercises, thermal tactile stimulation, compensatory strategies, and home exercise programs.
Nursing Home/Home Health Rehabilitation
Speech-language pathologists provide services to individuals in nursing homes and home health settings to assist the patient in reacquiring functional communication and/or swallowing skills to independently complete daily living activities. Patients in these settings typically receive skilled speech therapy services due to deficits from strokes, brain injuries, neurological illnesses, and swallowing. Treatment is individualized to the patient and patient education is provided to maximize the patient's progress.
Pediatric/Early Intervention Services
Speech-language pathologists specializing in pediatric and early intervention services address the needs of the child while assisting the family to understand the child's deficits. The treatment of young children in the early intervention program is family-centered, which allows the family to participate in the therapeutic process. This approach has been found to be most beneficial to young children in reaching developmental milestones appropriately, and prepare the child for school. Besides providing skilled speech therapy sessions, our speech-language pathologists also formulate a home therapy program to allow the child and family to address the speech and language goals at home. Some examples of pediatric conditions that may require speech therapy are:
Treatment approaches are customized for the individual child and family. Some techniques that may be used are oral-motor techniques, modeling, auditory feedback, picture exchange communication systems (PECS), sign language, discrete trial teaching, and relationship-based developmental teaching.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.