Speech Therapy

(775) 445-5757

Our Speech Therapy experts (speech-language pathologists) work with patients with speech, swallowing, or cognitive problems following an illness or injury, and children/adolescents with speech problems. Speech therapy is concerned with functional communication skills, safe oral feeding and swallowing, and education for patients and families on compensatory strategies and home programs.

Common diagnoses treated by our speech therapy professionals include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Aphasia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Stuttering disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Cognitive deficits
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Tracheotomy
  • Stroke
  • Parkinson¬ís Disease

Comprehensive treatment plans are developed for individuals. Treatments may include:

  • Receptive language therapy (listening, reading)
  • Expressive language therapy (speaking, writing)
  • Speech production therapy
  • Pre-operative counseling and post-operative treatment
  • Voice therapy
  • Stuttering therapy
  • Cognitive therapy (memory, problem-solving, reasoning)
  • Assistive communication devices
  • Modified barium swallowing studies
  • Patient/family education
  • Exercises for strengthening and coordination of swallowing