More than 42 million Americans of all ages are affected by hearing loss and/or a communication disorder, ranging from stuttering and hoarseness to swallowing problems and difficulty expressing thoughts. These disorders are often caused by congenital conditions, head injuries or illnesses, such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and head and neck cancers.
Speech Therapy at Center on Aging and Health offers evaluation and therapy for adults with voice, speech, language and swallowing difficulities. Our nationally certified speech-language pathologist assesses each patient’s individual needs and works with their families, physicians and other specialists to develop a personalized treatment plan.
Speech therapy requires a referral from a physician.
Speech-Language Pathology Services
- Evaluation and therapy for language delay/disorders, reading and spelling deficits, articulation disorders, fluency disorders (stuttering) and aphasia/stroke.
- Voice Therapy designed to treat and/or cure a wide variety of voice disorders.
- Post-laryngectomy communication.
- Therapeutic intervention including teaching compensatory strategies and active treatment to improve and restore muscle strength, endurance and pharyngeal reflex function which are necessary for proper swallow function.