Speech therapy can help those with language or speech difficulties. It can also assist those with swallowing problems and young children who may have difficulty swallowing or sucking when eating different textures of foods.
After a physician reviews the patient’s situation, he or she may be referred to speech therapy. Language difficulties or swallowing problems might be the result of a stroke, neurological problems, or surgery or cancer treatment. Some pediatric patients with developmental delays can also benefit.
Speech therapy evaluation
The first step in the speech therapy process is an evaluation by the therapist. This may include several different tests. Based on the results of this evaluation, the speech therapist can assist you with exercises and activities to improve areas of concern. Your therapist can also provide you with a home exercise program. Some of our special services include:
- Modified barium swallows.
- Voice prosthetic therapy.
- Vocal cord therapy.
- Hearing screening.
Our speech therapists are highly specialized individuals trained in the most current techniques and treatments. If you feel you could be helped by speech therapy, ask your doctor or call the KDH Rehab Department. Every program is specific and designed to help you achieve successful results.