Speech Therapy

Speech therapy addresses issues with communication, memory, problem-solving, swallowing, sound production, stuttering, and voice for all ages. Stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, or other neurological diseases, such as Parkinson's disease or ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) may result in impairment of speech or swallowing. Young children may also have delayed speech or language development. If you’ve experienced difficulty with word-finding or slurred speech, speech therapy can stimulate the areas of the brain that have been damaged.  Swallowing disorders can lead to more serious health complications, including weight loss, dehydration, aspiration, pneumonia, and malnutrition.


Speech exercises help retrain the muscles involved in speaking or swallowing. These exercises can help train the brain to understand words, numbers or gestures, as well as to improve concentration and information processing.

Speech Therapists use a variety of treatment methods including:

  • Dysphagia management to retrain chewing, sucking and swallowing
  • Cognitive therapy to improve attending, memory and problem-solving
  • Speech therapy to improve pronunciation of sounds
  • Language therapy to help with receptive and expressive language skills
  • Voice therapy to obtain use of optimum voice and eliminate abuses