Speech and Language Pathology
Our speech-language pathologists from Mary Free Bed perform comprehensive speech, language, cognitive and swallowing evaluations to determine the extent of a patient’s disability and provide focused treatment techniques.
- Diagnosis and treatment of neurologic disorders including stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, brain tumor and Parkinson’s disease
- Swallow Assessment & Treatment including – Videofloroscopy, a video study of the various phases of swallowing. Diet and liquid consistency recommendations are made based on the evaluation
- Voice Assessment & Treatment including – Videostroboscopy, a video evaluation utilizing a special camera to visualize vocal cords. This evaluation gives important information about vocal cord problems and function
- Tongue thrust (myofunctional therapy) – use of exercises to increase muscle strength and control of the mouth and tongue by retraining the swallow pattern