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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.

Stuttering Treatment

This treatment helps eliminate or minimize the hesitation and sound repetition that characterize this disorder.

Aphasia Therapy

This assists patients, including stroke and head-injury patients, who can think and say words clearly, but cannot put words together to express their thoughts.

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 life-threatening.

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.