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Speech & Language Disorders

Speech and language disorders occur as a result of a neurological injury including but not limited to stroke, Parkinson's disease and traumatic brain injury. These deficits can significantly impact one's quality of life and daily interactions with others. Speech disorders can include apraxia, dysarthria and stuttering. A language disorder, also known as aphasia, can involve difficulty in comprehension and/or expression, and may include cognitive deficits should other parts of the brain be affected. In severe cases, a communication device may be needed.

Speech Language

Why Choose The NeuroRehab And Balance Center?

Speech-language pathologists at the NeuroRehab & Balance Center have specialized training and equipment including:

  • Memory, cognitive, speech and language disorders and treatments
  • Augmentative/alternative communication assessment and training for determination of specific communication equipment needs
  • Speech facilitation including the use of a speaking valve if needed
  • VitalStim® Therapy to address swallowing, oral motor deficits and facial paralysis
  • LSVT LOUD™ (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) for patients with Parkinson's Disease
  • Caregiver education and training to facilitate effective communication in the home and community environment
  • Referral for other services if additional assessment is needed for overall care

Your speech-language pathologist will consult and work in conjunction with the rehab team using evidence based therapy practices and advanced technologies to assist each individual in reaching their highest level of communication and best quality of life.


Resources
American Speech and Hearing Association
Aphasia/
Dysarthria
Dystonia
Self-Help Groups for Speech, Language, and Swallowing Disorders