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Our trained speech and language professionals will work closely with you and your family to provide personalized education and therapy that will maximize your ability to speak, understand, reason, problem-solve and swallow.
Methodist’s speech therapy program may be especially beneficial for those with:
- Auditory issues or disorders
- Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) speech needs
- Chronic cough
- Cognitive linguistic deficits, including impaired reasoning, problem-solving and memory
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing (dysphagia)
- Language impairment (aphasia)
- Parkinson’s disease and neurologic conditions
- Speech fluency issues or impairment (dysarthria)
- Transgender communication needs
- Voice disorders (dysphonia), including those associated with a laryngectomy
Speech therapy is often a useful tool following a stroke, concussion or traumatic accident – events that can change your ability to understand or express your thoughts or needs. Our speech and language experts can also help minimize the effects of cancer and its treatment.
Methodist’s Speech Therapy Program offers cancer patients:
- Diagnostic evaluations for swallowing function
- Direct swallowing intervention designed for patient’s needs during and after treatment
- Pretreatment counseling for swallowing during treatment
- Preventive swallowing exercises, including posture techniques and diet modifications
- Speech evaluation and treatment to address functional changes as a result of surgery
- Preoperative evaluation
- Voice education and therapy to address dysfunctional voice production