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Outpatient: Services

Northeast
Rehabilitation
Hospital Features

 

Speech-Language Therapy

 

Speech-Language Therapy

The ability to communicate is our most human characteristic.  A communication disorder is an interruption in the expressive and/or receptive ability to communicate with speech, language, and/or in voice.

 

Who is a Speech-Language Pathologist?

  • Highly trained professional with either a Master’s or doctorate degree
  • Certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association
  • Meets state licensure requirements
  • Works in a variety of settings: schools, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, early intervention, and private practice

What does an Speech-Language Pathologist do?

  • Evaluates the physician-referred person
  • Establishes an individual treatment plan based on person’s degree of impairment and goals for recovery
  • Conducts therapy, provides feedback to patient and family regarding current status and home exercise program
  • Consults with family, friends, educators, professionals, and allied health professionals

Who can benefit from therapy with a Speech-Language Pathologist?

People who are experiencing:

  • Difficulty communicating due to brain injury, stroke or degenerative neurological conditions
  • Voice problems such as excessive loudness, hoarseness, pitch of voice, chronic laryngitis or vocal nodules
  • Stuttering
  • Difficulty swallowing/Excessive coughing or choking episodes
  • Memory/attention/concentration difficulties

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) at Northeast Rehab provide therapy for various diagnoses and conditions including:

  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Articulation/Speech Disorders
  • Conditions requiring speech generating devices and/or Alternative Augmentative Communication
  • Cognitive-Linguistic Deficits (attention/memory)
  • Dysarthria/Motor Speech
  • Head & Neck Cancer/Laryngectomy
  • Stuttering
  • Voice Disorders
  • Neurological Diagnoses:
  •     o  ALS
        o  Alzheimer’s/Dementia
        o  Bell’s Palsy
        o  Guillian-Barre
        o  MS
        o  Parkinson Disease
        o  Post-Concussive/Syndrome

To schedule an evaluation for Speech-Language Therapy please call Centralized Scheduling at 888-950-9939. Monday through Friday 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

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