Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy

The Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) addresses communication, cognitive, and swallowing deficits. These deficits result from a variety of factors/diseases including stroke, brain injury, Parkinson’s Disease, other neurogenic disorders, and dementia. The SLP is responsible for assessment, treatment, and education/training for:

  • Aphasia (the loss of ability to understand or express speech, caused by brain damage)
  • Apraxia (disorder that affects the ability to form words. Unable to or have difficulties saying what you want to say correctly and consistently. It is not due to weakness or paralysis, but due to the inability to motor plan/sequence)
  • Cognitive Deficits: memory, orientation, attention, reasoning, problem-solving, executive function, money management, medication management
  • Dysarthria (decreased articulatory precision of speech, unclear speech)
  • Dysphagia (difficulty or discomfort swallowing)

 

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