Speech-language pathology is the study of disorders that affect a person's speech, language, cognition, voice disorders,
swallowing disorders and the rehabilitative or corrective treatment of physical and/or cognitive deficits/disorders resulting
in difficulty with communication and/or swallowing.
Receptive/Expressive Language Therapy
The Speech therapist will assess an individual’s ability to produce spontaneous speech and evaluate the patient’s comprehension, or ability to name objects, repeat phrases, and follow written and oral commands.
The therapist will work in activities that assist in improving a person’s receptive and expressive language.
The therapist will assess an individual’s ability to process, store, retrieve, and manipulate information.
The therapist will provide activities to improve memory, orientation, attention, and problem solving.
Dysphagia or difficulty eating is assessed by the speech therapist.
The speech therapist will modify the patient’s diet, provide special equipment or compensatory techniques for feeding to maximize safety and improve motor control with specific oral exercises.