SERVICES for Adult
Rehabilitative Therapy for Language & Cognitive Disorders
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) defines cognitive communication disorders as difficulty with any aspect of communication that is affected by disruption of cognition. Some examples of cognitive processes include: attention, memory, organization, problem solving/reasoning, and executive functions. Problems in these areas can affect verbal and nonverbal communication. For instance, speaking, listening, reading, writing, and pragmatic (social interaction) skills may be affected negatively. Problems with cognitive-communication can affect activities of daily living, and academic and work performance.Through this and other services, we've cared for numerous patients throughout the years. Our team, is greatly concerned with the health and emotional well being of our patients, which is why we put in so much time and effort into advancing our knowledge and techniques.
Aphasia & Language Rehabilitation Therapy
Aphasia is a communication disorder that impairs a person’s ability to process language, possibly developed post stroke or traumatic brain injury. This disorder impacts speech, the ability to read, write and understand others, but does not affect intelligence.Through this and other services, I’ve cared for numerous patients throughout my career as a Speech Pathologist. Family and caregivers are provided with strategies to enable them to have more successful communication with the patient throughout daily activities.
There are several disorders which cause difficulty swallowing. For example, difficulty swallowing, called dysphagia, can happen at any stage of Parkinson disease as well as with other physical disorders. Signs and symptoms can range from mild to severe and may include: difficulty swallowing certain foods or liquids, coughing or throat clearing during or after eating/drinking, and feeling as if food is getting stuck.
Paradoxical Vocal fold Motion Disorder is one of the many vocal disorders treated as is the improvement of volume and breathing for Parkinson patients. Through a holistic approach to medicine, our team views each patient as a whole rather than a single symptom to be treated. This is just one of many procedures. Many adults develop vocal nodules as well and require intervention. Your health deserves proper care and attention and we are able to provide an appropriate protocol to work on these problems. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects approximately one million Americans and can cause several motor and non-motor symptoms. One of the secondary motor symptoms that people with PD may experience is a change in speech, or speech difficulty. Not everyone with PD experiences the same symptoms, and not all patients will have changes in their speech. However, for those who are affected, it can be a significant problem, causing difficulties in communication and possibly leading to reduced social interactions.
Dysarthria can cause difficult, poorly articulated speech, resulting from interference in the control and execution over the muscles of speech usually caused by damage to a central or peripheral motor nerve. Dysarthria is a generic term for any speech disorder caused by an alteration of strength and control of speech muscles due to damage to the brain or nerves.
These patients benefit greatly from Oro motor therapy where they can develop compensatory oral motor movements.