SPEECH THERAPY

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Speech – Language Pathologists work with individuals whose communication or swallowing has been disrupted by illness or injury. They work with residents who exhibit problems with speech, language, voice, cognition or swallowing.<br />

Resident’s with the following medical diagnoses may benefit from Speech therapy:

CVA
Parkinson’s disease
Other degenerative neurological disorders (MS, ALS)
Dementia (Alzheimer’s)
Head Injury
Confusion/memory loss after anesthesia (sudden change)
Cancer
Tracheostomy
Hearing Impairment
Dysphagia

Speech Therapy may provide intervention for problems with:

Stuttering
Speech (apraxia or dysarthria)
Voice
Communication following laryngectomy
Aphasia
Word finding
Reading and writing
Orientation
Sequencing
Difficulty or painful swallowing
Weight loss
Hearing

“The quality of therapy offered at our hospital has greatly increased since Odyssey Rehabilitation joined our hospital. We are able to treat our patients’ rehabilitation needs comprehensively and to discharge them home at a much higher functional level than was previously possible due to the availability limitations of our outpatient PT department. “

~Hospital Medical Director