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Speech/Language Pathology...

Speech Language Pathologists provide both evaluations and treatment to residents who have impairments in communication, cognition, and/or swallowing abilities.  In addition to facilitating return of independent communicative/swallowing skills, they develop augmentative communicative systems as needed. 

 

Common Diagnoses Include:

  • Stroke/CVA

  • Neurological Diseases such as Parkinson's Disease & ALS

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Dysphagia

  • Head Injury

Treatments:

  • Speech/Language Therapy

  • Voice & Fluency Therapy

  • Cognitive Retraining

  • Swallowing Therapy

  • Augmentative Communication

  • Hearing Screenings

Therapy Goals:

  • Achieve maximal utilization of communication skills

  • Compensate for & improve functioning of cognitive skills

  • Improve ability to safely eat through swallowing therapy

  • Develop respiratory & vocal control for voice production

  • Provide assistive & augmentative devices to facilitate communication

  • To increase intelligibility of spontaneous speech

Updated: 07/31/2012

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