Treatment of disorders that affect a person’s speech, language, cognition, voice, swallowing (dysphagia), and the rehabilitative treatment of physical and/or cognitive deficits and disorders resulting in difficulty with communication and/or swallowing.
Our Speech Language Pathologists treat a variety of disorders, and help our clients to understand and interact with others in their environment.
Aphasia – partial or complete loss of ability to understand spoken words, comprehend printed words, speak, and/or write due to a stroke, traumatic injury, or disease of the brain.
Dysarthria – problem with articulation of sounds due to paralysis, weakness and/or lack of coordination of the speech musculature.
Verbal apraxia – inability to properly program the sequence of muscles required to produce speech sounds.
Cognitive deficit – impairment of attention, orientation, memory, sequencing, reasoning, judgement, and/or problem solving.
Dysphagia – impairment of the swallow function.
Speech/ Language therapy sessions focus on:
- Verbal expression and comprehension
- Attention/ orientation
- Memory retraining
- Vocal quality
- Oral motor strength and range of motion
- Neuromuscular re-education
- Diet changes and alterations
- Compensatory swallow technique training
- Caregiver/ family instruction