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Speech therapy services

Speech-language pathologists can help you restore communication and swallowing abilities

Speech therapy, also known has speech-language pathology, can help children and adults restore speech, language and thinking skills. We will work with you to treat issues related to memory, thinking, voice and swallowing due to illness, injury or development delays.

For adults, the impact of autism, stroke, Parkinson's disease, head and neck cancer, brain injury or other health issues may be improved through speech therapy.  

For children, speech therapy is often helpful for treating stuttering or other communication difficulties. 

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What it is

Speech therapy may help children and adults gain or regain their speech, language and thinking skills. Our expert speech-language pathologists will work with you on speech exercises and teach you exercises you can practice at home in between appointments. Speech therapy also deals with issues related to memory, thinking, voice and swallowing.

Good for treating

  • autism spectrum disorder
  • brain injury
  • cerebral palsy
  • childhood speech/language delay
  • feeding disorder or difficulty
  • cognitive linguistic deficits
  • cognitive loss (attention, memory, reasoning, thought processing, planning, organizing)
  • difficulty expressing oneself or understanding (aphasia)
  • impaired speech (dysarthria or apraxia)
  • memory issues
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • paradoxical vocal fold motion
  • spinal cord injury
  • swallowing disorders/difficulty (dysphagia)
  • transgender voice changes
  • vocal cord dysfunction
  • voice disorders

Good to know

Our speech-language pathologists are trained to work with kids to make learning and speech therapy fun and a positive experience. Your child’s therapy takes place in a safe and friendly environment that is suited for children of all abilities.

If you have Parkinson’s disease, you may be interested in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT®) Big and Loud Therapy, which empowers people living with Parkinson's disease to speak loud and move big. A doctor’s referral is needed.

Your provider may prescribe VitalStim® therapy after a complete evaluation. VitalStim therapy is a special form of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES). It is used to treat swallowing problems (dysphagia) through muscle re-education. This non-invasive therapy is the only neuromuscular electrical stimulation device and therapy protocol cleared by the FDA to treat swallowing problems (dysphagia). If this therapy is prescribed by your doctor, you will work with a certified health care professional, usually a speech language pathologist, who has undergone intense training and certification.

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Source: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Reviewed by: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

First published: 8/30/2018
Last reviewed: 8/1/2018