Speech therapy provides services not only for correcting articulation of speech, but regaining cognitive aspects of communication as well. Speech therapy also focuses on the swallowing mechanism and how to regain its functional use. The need for speech therapy has grown tremendously, especially as the field has evolved.
- Receptive language
- Speech function
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication
- Problem solving
- Executive function skills
- VitalStim – Pairs electrical stimulation with swallowing exercises to assist in strengthening muscles used in the swallowing process and restoring function.
- LSVT – Lee Silverman Voice Treatment LOUD is a program that improves the communicative abilities by focusing on the vocal loudness of patients with parkinson’s Disease
- Modified Barium Swallow Study – Allows the therapist to assess the structures and function of the swallow with the use of radiology to determine appropriate diet consistencies, swallowing strategies and therapeutic plan of care.