Geriatric Speech Therapy

Geriatric Speech Therapy

SpeechTreatment focuses on:

  • Communication retraining for aphasia, dysarthria, dysphonia or head/neck trauma
  • Cognitive retraining
  • Augmentative communication devices
  • Trach weaning protocols/Passy–Muir speaking valves
  • Swallow/dysphagia evaluation and treatment
  • Instrumental swallow assessment (videofluoroscopy, FEES, FEEST)
  • Post-laryngectomy communication options

Who Benefits From Speech Therapy? Patients with:

  • Slurred speech following a stroke
  • Loss of swallowing ability
  • Delay or regression in language development
  • Impaired memory and thinking skills
  • Inability to form words after a traumatic brain injury
  • Parkinson’s who cough frequently with eating or drinking