Just as patients with injuries or illnesses need therapy to regain functioning and independence, so do those with speech and language challenges. Speech-Language Therapy, as performed by a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), enables patients to improve their communication skills, swallowing function, and cognitive function.
Our Speech-Language Therapists can help with the following:
- Augmentative Communication
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- Receptive Language (Understanding what is being said)
- Expressive Language (Verbal expression)
- Swallowing Function and Safety
- Fluency disorders
- Memory difficulties related to dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease
- Cognitive functions related to Traumatic Brain Injuries
Can I benefit from Speech-Language or Swallowing Therapy?
At TPI, your speech-language therapy program will begin with a thorough evaluation of you, the patient. This initial evaluation consists of a discussion about your goals for the therapy program. Speech-Language and Swallowing therapy is patient-centered, always placing the goals of the patient first. Your Speech-Language therapist will then design a plan to help manage your communication, cognition, and/or swallowing needs in a more effective way so that you can meet these goals.