Speech & Language Therapy
"If my possessions were taken from me with one exception, I would choose to keep the power of communication, for by it, I would soon regain all the rest."
We specialize in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with the following speech/language diagnoses and problems:
- Aphasia - Individuals who
have a deficit in language comprehension and expression due to stroke (CVA), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), brain tumor, or other source of brain damage receive individualized therapy designed to strengthen functional language skills.
- Apraxia of Speech - Our PROMPT- trained speech-language pathologist uses a multi-sensory approach to improve the planning, sequencing and coordination of motor movements required for speech production.
- Articulation/Phonological Disorders - We provide therapy for individuals with developmental phonological delays, faulty learned articulation patterns, and acquired articulation disorders.
- Dementia - We help individuals with dementia use various strategies to preserve communication and cognitive functioning for as long as possible. We also counsel family members with regard to facilitating improved communication with the patient.
- Dysarthria - Intervention may include training in oral motor exercises, and use of compensatory speech techniques to improve speech intelligibility. Patients who present with dysarthria can benefit from a therapy approach originally developed for patients with Parkinson's Disease, the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT).
- Pragmatic Language Deficits - We work with adults with pragmatic language deficits that may accompany Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Right Hemisphere Damage and other conditions. Patients learn the verbal and nonverbal rules of conversation.
- Right Hemisphere Brain Damage - Individuals with right hemisphere brain damage often have cognitive communication problems (impaired memory, attention problems, and poor reasoning). Therapy is designed to improve the patient's cognitive-linguistic communication abilities for everyday life.
- Tracheostomy - We assist patients in the selection of an appropriate speaking valve, and its use and care. To learn more about Passy-Muir speaking valves go to www.passy-muir.com
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) - For individuals with TBI, we provide therapy to improve their cognitive / communication skills. Therapy focuses on improving the individual's ability to communicate and achieve greater independence in everyday life.
Call us today at 516-355-6001.