Speech Therapy

Speech Therapists also known as Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs), assess, diagnose, treat and help to prevent speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency and other related disorders.

Patients with damage to the nervous system such as, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy and Alzheimer’s disease may suffer dysphagia (swallowing disorder) and/or aphasia (language disorder).

Other patients that can benefit from Speech Therapy include victims of traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, spinal cord injury, gunshot wound, paralysis, cardiopulmonary distress, cancer in the mouth, throat or esophagus, surgery involving the head and neck and other types of brain damage.

For patients with aphasia, a Speech-Language Pathologist can help with:
  • Recognizing speech characteristics
  • Speech comprehension
  • Verbal expression
  • Reading comprehension
  • Written comprehension
  • Problem solving and memory