Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy PictureSpeech therapy includes treatment by licensed therapists for individuals who have developed speech, swallowing or cognitive problems typically following an injury or illness, as well as those with progressive disease that have a new onset of difficulty. Treatment plans are designed to effectively address each person’s communication and swallowing dysfunctions.

Benefits of Speech Therapy

  • Aids in functional communication skills
  • Aids in safe eating/swallowing
  • Helps with alternative communication needs
  • Educates patient and family on compensatory strategies and home programs

Elements of Speech Therapy

  • Improving verbal and nonverbal communication techniques, including the use of augmentative systems when necessary
  • Improving oral muscle strength and functioning for speech and swallowing
  • Learning listening and response strategies to improve communications
  • Learning adaptation skills if modified diet is required
  • Education on safe medication management practices
  • Assessing and treating changes in cognitive function

Conditions treated by Speech Therapy

  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s Disease and other Neurological Disorders
  • Anoxia (low oxygen)
  • Memory Loss (Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of Dementia)
  • Swallowing Difficulties

Testimonials

“We want to express our sincere thanks to the entire staff at Mary-Jude for all of the extra effort put forth and genuine concern and caring manner in which you cared for our mother. The residents also expressed their sincere concern on every one of our visits. The activities staff did an outstanding job. We were impressed with each and every activity. We saw firsthand how many of you did special things for her to make her comfortable. There is a special place in our hearts for all you did.”
Richard and La Verne

Elderly woman listening to music Proud to participate in the Music & Memory Program

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