Speech Therapy

Speech TherapyThe outpatient adult speech therapy team at NRHN works with each patient to reach their individualized communication, cognitive or swallowing goals. Our Speech-Language Pathologists help them achieve the greatest amount of independence to live their best life.

Who can benefit from working with one of our speech therapists? People who are experiencing:

  • Difficulty with language including trouble expressing themselves verbally, understanding language, writing or reading comprehension
  • Cognitive deficits including memory, attention, problem solving difficulties
  • Voice problems such as excessive or decreased loudness, hoarseness, pitch of voice, chronic laryngitis or vocal nodules
  • Decreased speech intelligibility
  • Difficulty swallowing such as frequent coughing or choking episodes when eating or drinking
  • Stuttering

Speech-Language Pathologists at NRHN evaluate and treat patients with impairments in language, cognition, speech production, voice and swallowing resulting from:

  • Stroke
  • Brain injury (acquired or traumatic)
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Parkinson’s Disease (LSVT® LOUD)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Laryngectomy
  • Other neurological disorders including
    • ALS
    • Huntington’s Disease
    • Alzheimer’s/Dementia
    • Bell’s Palsy
    • Guillian-Barre

Our approach to speech therapy for individuals includes:

  • Evaluation through standardized and dynamic assessments
  • Establishing goals based on deficits and patient objectives
  • Education related to:
    • The patient’s diagnosis
    • Compensatory strategies
    • Development of home exercise plan to ensure success with carry-over and maintenance of skills

To learn more about our speech therapy program or to find out if you or a loved one might benefit from working with one of our speech-language pathologists, please call 888-950-9939.