Speech Therapy – Big Stone Therapy

Speech-Language Pathology – the study of human communication and swallowing disorders. This includes disorders of speech, language, voice and swallowing. These disorders can be congenital or acquired, and can affect individuals of any age.

Types:

  • Newborns/Pediatrics provides services for newborns and infants and children who possess any deficits in these areas.
  • Adults and Geriatrics – provide services for developmental, acquired or congenital disorders.
  • Out-Patient – someone who is treated at a hospital or clinic but does not stay overnight.
  • Hospital I/P Acute Care is a level of health care which occurs in a hospital setting.
  • Long Term Care – providing services for residents in skilled nursing facilities.
  • Swallow Studies – a video fluoroscopic swallow study (also commonly referred to as modified barium swallow study) is an objective assessment of swallow function.
  • Home Health Care – is health care provided in the patient’s home by healthcare professionals or by family and friends
  • Voice therapy – treatment is focused on increasing quality of voice.  Voice therapy focuses on teaching good vocal use technique, especially after an injury to the vocal region.  Voice therapy or voice training refers to any non-surgical technique used to improve or modify the human voice.
  • Communication treatment – services are focused on establishing and increasing functional communication to the patients maximum potential.  AAC options can help patients increase their multi-modality communication skills.
  • Cognition treatment – treatment to increase thinking skills to effectively communicate and function on a daily basis.  An SLP can also work with physicians, family members and caregivers to provide education regarding dementia management of a loved one.