What is Speech Therapy?

In-home speech therapy assesses speech, cognitive-communication, and swallowing skills to identify types of communication problems and the best way to treat them. Often patients throat muscles weaken and run the risk of swallowing something down the wrong tube. In these situations, patients need help retraining themselves to consume foods to prevent choking. Due to patients lacking the ability to swallow, diet instructions are provided to ensure proper nutrition along with safe swallowing habits. Additionally, neurological disorders and injuries can cause what is known as dysphasia, where people have a deficiency in the generation of speech and comprehension of another’s speech.

How can patients benefit from Speech Therapy?

Patients with neurological and cognitive disorders that cause speech and swallowing difficulties can associate different benefits to in-home speech therapy. In our patients, we see numerous benefits of speech therapy treatment:

  • Improve speaking abilities
  • Increase the capacity to understand another’s speech
  • Recover the ability to swallow safely
  • Revamp one’s social life and skills
  • Help a patient gain independence and better articulate needs and wants

Each patient and will see different benefits depending on the severity of their specific issue. Our goal is to help people gain as much of their abilities back as possible.

Why would someone need Speech Therapy?

The reason why someone would need speech therapy results from a neurological or cognitive disorder, or an extended hospital stay. The following are some of the reasons why a person may need speech therapy:

  • Dysphasia
  • Dysphagia
  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Laryngeal or Oral Cancer
  • Right Hemisphere Brain Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Anyone of these ailments can be aided by working with a speech pathologist.

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We make it our goal to tailor your speech therapy services to your situation. Each patient’s needs and goals are different depending on countless variables. We expect only the best treatment from our highly qualified and caring speech therapists whose sole purpose is to improve your swallowing and speech capabilities.