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Speech & Swallowing Therapy

Two important parts of life are speaking and swallowing. When they don’t work well, speech therapists can help you learn or regain skills. Speech and swallowing therapists also offer language and voice training.

Your Partner for Speech & Swallowing Therapy

When injury or illness keeps you from speaking or swallowing properly, you can benefit from the experienced therapists at PIH Health. We start with a complete evaluation. Then, we focus on teaching you how to recover as much of your ability as possible. And we help your loved ones learn ways to support your progress.

Conditions We Treat

Conditions we treat in adults and children include:

  • Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
  • Recovering speech and language after brain-, head- or nerve-related (neurologic) events
    • Stroke
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Brain/nerve disease
    • Head/neck cancer
  • Injury to or conditions affecting the voice
    • Nodules
    • Polyps
    • Sores on the vocal cords
    • GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Difficulty remembering words or language (aphasia)
  • Difficulty making the physical movements of speech (apraxia)
  • Learning disabilities
  • Hearing impairment

Services & Treatments

Speech and language professionals at PIH Health offer a wide range of services and treatments, such as:

  • Swallowing (dysphagia) therapy, including VitalStim® technology to retrain muscles used for swallowing
  • Speech therapy for adults and children who:
    • Have trouble with language, putting words together to express thoughts or understanding others
    • May be later than average to start speaking
    • Need training or retraining for saying sounds or words correctly (articulation)
    • Want to improve the ability to say complete words, as in a stutter (fluency)
  • Passy-Muir speaking valve evaluation for people who depend on a ventilator
  • Nutrition education for changes in diet that can help reduce the risk of choking or pneumonia
  • Voice therapies
    • In-depth evaluation with Visi-PitchTM advanced biofeedback technology
    • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT®) instruction
    • Breath training
    • Training to decrease stress on vocal cords

Contact Us

Call today to learn more about speech and swallowing therapy and other rehabilitation services available at PIH Health.

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