The Speech Therapy Program utilizes a degreed speech-language pathologist to assist patients with communication & swallowing disorders.
What is a Speech Therapy Program?
Who can benefit from a Speech Therapy Program?
- Speech and swallowing limitations following a stroke or traumatic brain injury
- Birth injuries, learning problems, or development disabilities
- Cognition difficulties
- Mental health or behavior issues
- Neuromotor disease processes, i.e., multiple sclerosis, ALS, muscular dystrophy
What are the goals of a Speech-Language Pathologist?
- Preserve the rights and dignity of the patient
- Lessen patient frustration
- Assist the patient and family in gaining an understanding of the communication and swallowing dysfunction
- Assist the patient in achieving his or her highest level of functional speech
How does the Speech Therapy Program work?
While in the hospital, the Speech-Language Pathologist will direct and supervise your immediate activity program and provide you with education regarding your recovery process
This stage of the program may be entered immediately following the Inpatient stage or simply as a “walk in”. At this level of rehabilitation, the Speech-Language Pathologist will complete a comprehensive evaluation, develop a working speech therapy diagnosis, establish an outcome and select direct interventions, and provide patient- and family-related instructions/education. The overall objective at this stage is to obtain the most optimal functional outcome possible for the patient.