Speech therapy (Speech-Language Pathology) is treatment that focuses on improving a person’s ability to communicate effectively and eat safely. Our goal is to improve speech, language, voice, cognition, and swallowing.
We will assess the challenges in these areas and provide treatment to enhance the client’s ability to communicate with family, friends, and doctors, as well as make safe, competent decisions. Speech-Language Pathologists are skilled specialists in identifying and treating swallowing difficulties that otherwise may go unrecognized.
As with all of our therapies, Lakewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center focuses on the needs of each individual under our care to help increase their quality of life and insure their safety.
Speech therapy is required when a patient is experiencing difficulty with communication, whether self-expressing or understanding. Speech therapists help patients regain their speech skills in a safe and caring environment. Patient’s positive attitude towards the therapeutic process, encouraged by our therapists, make the experience more enjoyable and results – faster. Speech Therapists treat patients who have:
- Speech Articulation Disorders
- Cognitive issues
- Swallowing evaluation
- Voice disorder