Our speech-language pathologists (SLPs) use a number of strategies and techniques to improve swallowing, communication, thinking and memory.
- Difficulty swallowing may include drooling, frequent throat clearing, or the sensation that something is stuck in the throat.
- Common communication complaints include difficulty finding the right word, slurred speech, weak voice, and conversing with someone with hearing loss.
- Individuals with thinking or cognitive difficulty may demonstrate decreased attention, poor concentration, “brain fog,” and trouble carrying out daily routines.
- Memory challenges range from mild to severe. Mild memory impairment can often be treated directly while treatment of more advanced memory problems may focus on family/caregiver training to reduce confusion and enhance communication.
Our speech therapists have over 35 years of combined experience providing treatments that are relevant and meaningful to patients and their families. Your input matters! Our SLPs use your feedback to design specific goals tailored to your needs. SLPs also work closely with the patient’s medical team (including physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, and CNAs) to ensure the most comprehensive care.
Our goal is to empower patients and their families to communicate clearly, swallow more effectively, and speak up (loudly) about their medical conditions and aspirations for memory and cognitive success.