If you have problems communicating or swallowing for any reason, our speech therapy services can help you regain these skills. Franciscan Health speech therapy treats both receptive and expressive language, cognition, and swallowing disorders.
Speech therapy focuses on receptive language, or the ability to understand words spoken to you, and expressive language, or the ability to use words to express yourself. It also deals with the mechanics of producing words. While many of our patients are children with developmental disorders, we also treat many adults who have suffered from a stroke, head injury or other diseases. Speech therapy services also include evaluation and treatment of feeding and swallowing concerns.
Franciscan Health speech therapy provides comprehensive care to each patient through an individualized program of therapy determined to meet the personal goals of the patient and family. We work closely with registered dietitians and audiology to provide multi-disciplinary services. Services include:
All of our speech pathologists have advanced degrees and are certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association.
Our certified speech-language pathologists will build a customized treatment plan based on the latest medical evidence available. We'll help you set goals for success and continually update your treatment plan as you improve your skills. More specifically:
Speech-language pathologists also work with individuals with dysphagia or difficulty swallowing, such as an infant with difficulty tolerating feedings to an adult with difficulty swallowing after a stroke. If you or your loved one demonstrates any of the following signs of a swallowing difficulty, he/she could benefit from an evaluation by a speech-language pathologist: