HRRMC Speech Therapy
Techniques for Managing Speech Disorders
Speech Therapy helps individuals of all ages with speech, voice, language,
and swallowing disorders. Speech pathologists are the professionals who
diagnose and treat these disorders. These conditions make it difficult
for people to express themselves, understand the spoken or written word,
or to swallow safely. These disorders can drastically affect school performance
and social development. Below you will find brief overviews of treatments we offer.
This treatment helps eliminate or minimize the hesitation and sound repetition
that characterize this disorder.
This assists patients, including stroke and head-injury patients, who can
think and say words clearly, but cannot put words together to express
Voice Disorder Treatment
Voice Disorder Treatment aids individuals who cannot speak and require
the use of technology such as voice-synthesizing computers to help them
communicate. Augmentative communication, which is the use of a speech
aide, is also available. Treatment is also available for those who have
lost their ability to produce vocal sound due to laryngeal cancer, vocal
nodules, neuromuscular disease, etc.
Dysphagia/Swallowing Disorder Therapy
This assists patients who have difficulty swallowing, which is usually
a symptom of an underlying disease. These disorders can cause discomfort,
dehydration, malnutrition, aspiration pneumonia, and in some cases are
Speech Therapy is Available for Inpatients & Outpatients.
You can receive speech therapy at our clinic or in your home. For more
information, ask your physician or call HRRMC's Rehabilitation Services
Office at 719-530-2040.