Speech, language, and swallowing disorders often arise following stroke, surgery, or traumatic brain injury (TBI) resulting from car accidents, sports related injuries, or injuries sustained during active military duty. Achieving Better Communication offers adult speech therapy services to treat the adult and geriatric population.
Dysphagia is a medical term for difficulty in swallowing. This may involve foods, liquids, medications, or even saliva. Aspiration refers to the entrance of food or liquid into the airway, possibly leading to aspiration pneumonia.
Voice is the sound produced by vibration of the vocal cords (vocal folds) in the larynx (voice box). A voice disorder occurs when the vocal folds do not vibrate effectively to produce a clear sound. Neurological disorders (i.e. Parkinson's etc.), vocal nodules/lesions, and laryngectomy would all benefit from voice therapy.
Difficulties include: interpreting social environments and non-verbal cues, topic maintenance, selecting appropriate conversation topics, and employing appropriate speaking rate and vocal volume. Therapy focuses on improving pragmatic deficits to help with communicative efficiency.
Therapy improves short and long- term memory skills.
Therapy addresses literacy deficits including fluency and comprehension.
Therapy improves letter-sound knowledge and phonemic awareness.
If you or a friend or family member may be in need of Speech Therapy services contact us for a free consultation.