Speech Therapy

Our speech therapists provide a continuum of services including assessment, education and treatment for language, voice, articulation and fluency disorders. Our treatment programs are directed towards improving communication skills and safe swallowing. We re-train patients who struggle with comprehension, memory, word-finding difficulties, processing and expression abilities. We also instruct the patient or caregiver in techniques ranging from head positions, to promoting safe swallowing at a lower rate, to clearer speech. We also teach patients how to compensate if they cannot be re-trained to their prior level of performance.

Patients admitted to the facility that are receiving nutrition partially or exclusively via a feeding tube are evaluated for their potential to return to solid foods as appropriate.

Speech therapists work to restore the following abilities:

» Swallowing

» Speaking

» Cognition

» Hearing