Speech Therapy


Speech Language Pathology services are provided to individuals experiencing difficulty communicating or swallowing. These difficulties result from a variety of disorders, which include stroke, brain injury, hearing loss, and developmental delay. Therapy is also for those individuals who have problems with speech, rhythm and fluency, understanding language, or disorders of the voice.

Treatment programs typically involve the following:

1. Communication with patients to evaluate levels of speech or language difficulty
2. Determination of the extent of the communication problems through standardized tests or other methods
3. Identification of treatment options
4. Creation of individualized treatment plans
5. Instructions on how to make sounds and improve voice
6. Instruction of alternative communication methods
7. Increasing patient’s ability to read and write correctly
8. Help patients develop and strengthen the muscles used to swallow
9. Work with patients and their families on how to cope with communication disorders