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dysphagia

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Speech and language therapy helps individuals improve breathing, speaking, and/or swallowing functioning. Speech Therapy focuses on receptive language, or the ability to understand words spoken to you, and expressive language, or the ability to use words to express yourself. It also deals with the mechanics of producing words, such as articulation, pitch, fluency, and volume. Speech therapists may help individuals who suffered from a stroke or heart attack, has difficulty swallowing and difficulty speaking.

Speech Therapy services include:

  • Speaking-language training
  • Comprehension and reading
  • Writing
  • Voice/Speech production
  • Functional respiration
  • Cognition
  • Swallowing
  • Feeding-diet modification
  • Positioning
  • Behavior Modification

The Speech Therapist assigned to your care and the other professionals from our interdisciplinary team will monitor your progress and consult with your physician in order to help him/her determine how often and how long the visits will be.