Our speech language pathologists bring a unique expertise and passion to help children and adults successfully overcome problems with speech, voice, language and swallowing. Whether caused by a brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, developmental delay or another issue, we are experts in helping patients regain their ability to communicate and reclaim their quality of life.
Our speech therapists develop an individualized treatment regimen to maximize the ability of each patient. Speech specialists help people with the following conditions:
- Individuals with aphasia (difficulty understanding language or verbally communicating) or a communication impairment from stroke, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, cancer or ALS
- Adults and children with a swallowing disorder, as a result of injury, illness or developmental delay
- Individuals with voice overuse or inflammation of the vocal chords—often affecting teachers, singers, actors and others who rely on their voice for their livelihood—or other voice disorders, such as those caused by reflux or involuntary muscle movements of the larynx
- Adults and children affected by stuttering, autism, ADHD, slurred speech, and articulation disorders
We offer evidence-based treatments and techniques, allowing us to carefully tailor therapy to each patient’s specific needs and goals. Among the advanced treatment resources, many of our clinics offer the following services. Please contact a location near you to learn more.
- Neuromuscular electrical stimulation treatment for treating swallowing disorders
- Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES), a non-radioactive alternative to modified barium swallow studies that allows more precise therapeutic intervention
- Pediatric speech and language therapy, including individual and therapeutic group classes to overcome stuttering, language delay, and teach successful interpersonal and communication skills for children with autism or ADHD
- Specialized therapy interventions to increase vocal loudness for patient with Parkinson’s and other neurological impairment
- Videostroboscopy to assess vocal function
- Video-fluoroscopic swallowing studies