Speech Therapy For All Ages
At Strive PT & Wellness, our highly skilled Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) provide comprehensive services to address a wide range of communication and swallowing disorders. Our team is dedicated to improving the quality of life for both children and adults who face challenges stemming from stroke, brain injury, or acute and progressive neurological disorders. We treat various conditions, including aphasia, dysarthria, voice disorders, cognitive-communication disorders, and swallowing disorders.
What is a speech therapist?
A Speech Therapist, or Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), is a trained professional who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders. They work with a diverse range of clients, including children with developmental delays, individuals with neurological conditions like stroke or traumatic brain injury, and those with speech and language issues due to aging or other medical conditions.
What do speech therapists treat?
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) work with individuals who have difficulty speaking, understanding language, or expressing themselves effectively. Speech therapists also assist individuals who have swallowing difficulties, such as difficulty chewing or swallowing food and drinks safely. Lastly, SLPs play an important role in cognitive rehabilitation which include improving skills such as attention, memory, problem solving, language comprehension, executive functioning, and social skills.
This is a language disorder that can occur after a stroke or other brain injury. SLPs can work with adults with aphasia to improve their language skills and help them communicate more effectively.
This is a motor speech disorder that can occur as a result of neurological damage or disease. SLPs can work with adults with dysarthria to improve their speech clarity and intelligibility.
SLPs can work with adults who have voice disorders, such as hoarseness or vocal cord nodules, to improve their vocal quality and reduce vocal strain.
SLPs can work with adults who have cognitive-communication disorders, such as those resulting from traumatic brain injury or dementia, to improve their communication abilities and cognitive functioning. Cognitive skills include: Attention, memory, problem solving, language comprehension, executive functioning, and social skills.
SLPs can also work with adults who have swallowing disorders, such as difficulty swallowing or choking, to improve their swallowing function and reduce the risk of aspiration pneumonia.
Cognitive skills include: Attention, memory, problem solving, language comprehension, executive functioning, and social skills.
Common diagnosis requiring speech therapy
Stroke is a common diagnosis that can cause communication and cognitive impairments, including aphasia, dysarthria, and cognitive deficits.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
TBI can cause a range of communication and cognitive impairments, depending on the location and severity of the injury.
Dementia is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that can cause cognitive and communication impairments, including memory loss, difficulty finding words, and reduced social interaction.
Parkinson's Disease is a progressive movement disorder that can cause communication and cognitive impairments, including reduced vocal quality, difficulty with word retrieval, and reduced attention and executive functioning.
MS is a chronic autoimmune disease that can cause communication and cognitive impairments, including difficulty with speech production, memory, and attention.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
ASD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can impact social communication skills and overall cognitive functioning.
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