Speech therapy is a branch of health care that focuses on helping patients prevent or overcome disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing and fluency. Speech therapy can help patients recover from difficulties that have arisen from a stroke, brain injury, developmental delays, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, cleft palate, voice pathology, hearing loss or neurological impairment.
Speech therapists are healthcare professionals who assess, diagnose and treat problems relating to speech, language or swallowing disorders in patients from birth through advanced age. Speech therapy services provided at Monroe Clinic include inpatient and outpatient care, home care and early intervention.
Services provided by Monroe Clinic speech therapists include:
• augmentative and alternative communication
• apraxia of speech
• articulation disorders
• cleft palate/lip
• cognitive linguistic deficits
• speech and language delays
• voice disorders
Parkinson's Loud Therapy
Monroe Clinic is proud to offer LSVT Golbal's Loud therapy for patients with Parkinson's Disease. According to LSVT, "Virtually every person (89%) with Parkinson's Disease will have problems with speech ... The most effective way to improve speech is through speech therapy." Noted improvements with this therapy have included louder vocals, more easily understood, and greater expression.
For more information about LSVT Loud therapy, speak to your primary care provider, call the speech therapy department, or visit the LSVT website.
Monroe Clinic's Physical Therapy department also offers the LSVT Big program. For more information, click here.
Therapy services are located in Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Center on the lobby level of the Hospital building on Monroe Clinic's main campus. For a building map click here (scroll to page 2).