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Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy at Schuylkill Rehabilitation CenterSchuylkill Rehabilitation Center’s Speech-Language Pathology Department will work with you or your family member to improve the abilities that are vital to successful communication. The language abilities are also central to how we think, and through thinking, organize our lives to complete the various activities of daily living.

Interacting with other people using spoken or written language is a primary aspect of everyone's life experience. The ability to communicate effectively is something most people take for granted. When communication skills are impaired as a result of stroke, injury, or disease, your interactions with others are affected. Losing the ability to express yourself can be an extremely frustrating experience.

Communication impairment affects how well individuals can care for themselves or help others meet their needs. The inability to make simple requests for personal needs such as a drink, assistance with toileting or telling a family member about pain and discomfort can be an ongoing, perpetual cause of anxiety for everyone in the patient's life. Schuylkill Rehabilitation Center’s Speech Pathologist will work with an individual and their family to improve or restore the abilities that are vital to successful communication.

The areas of communication disorder for which assistance is available, but not limited to, at the Schuylkill Rehabilitation Center are aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, dysphonia, and cognitive-linguistic impairment. Our therapist is also trained in the Lee Silverman Program for enhanced communication with Parkinson's patients; Post Laryngectomy communication via electrolarynx, esophageal speech or voice prosthesis ( Provox and Blom-Singer Prosthesis) training; and Visipitch biofeedback training for voice disorders. Limited counseling for patients with Dysphagia is also available.

For more information about Speech-Language Pathology Therapy visit the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association at www.ASHA.org.