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 and 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)
  • Dysarthria (decreased articulatory precision of speech, unclear speech)
  • Dysphagia (difficulty or discomfort swallowing)
  • Cognitive Deficits: memory, orientation, attention, reasoning, problem solving, executive function, money management, medication management