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Speech Therapy Services

Speech Therapy Services

Patients with communication and swallowing conditions can receive a variety of speech therapy services to enhance their independence and quality of life.

American Care Partners speech therapy services are provided by certified speech-language pathologists who are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with these conditions. Speech therapists help patients develop unique approaches to restore abilities like communicating, swallowing and talking. They also help patients find ways to compensate for impaired understanding and expression of language. The treatment of speech and communication disorders depends on the disorder and may include:

  • Physical exercises to strengthen the muscles used in speech (oral-motor work),
  • Speech drills to improve clarity, or
  • Sound production practice to improve articulation

 

Speech

  • Evaluation and treatment of:
    • Receptive and expressive language disorders
    • Speech disorders
    • Cognitive-communication disorders
    • Oral-motor skills
    • Swallowing disorders
    • Voice disorders
  • Treatment with augmentative-alternative communication systems and devices

Speech Therapy Goals

  • Maximize a patient’s functional independence in communicating and swallowing
  • Reduce the risk of aspiration and choking
  • Increase the patient’s and caregiver’s knowledge of speech, language and swallowing disorders, and of appropriate treatment processes

Medical conditions commonly treated

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Progressive neurologic disorders
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Voice disorders
  • Other medical conditions that affect swallowing

Click here for more information or to refer a patient to American Care Partners, call 703-532-4357

 

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