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Speech-Language Therapy

At Catskill Regional Medical Center, we are proud to provide skilled, comprehensive and evidence-based assessment and treatment of a wide range of speech, language and swallowing disorders for both pediatric and adult clients, in both English and Spanish, in a culturally sensitive environment. Pediatric clients may benefit from treatment targeting areas such as speech sound production, language development and fluency, which are essential for social and academic success. Adult clients seeking rehabilitation and treatment for neurogenic or acquired speech, language or swallowing difficulties can find a source for competent and compassionate therapy with our team of speech language pathologists.

Speech-Language Therapy Services:

  • Adult and pediatric language therapy
    • Aphasia treatment (producing and understanding spoken and written language)
    • Developmental language treatment (“late talkers” or difficulty using words to communicate)
  • Adult and pediatric speech sound production therapy
    • Dysarthria treatment
    • Apraxia treatment
    • Developmental speech sound treatment
  • Cognitive skill training
    • Memory exercises and strategies
    • Information processing and attention drills
    • Self-monitoring, social perception awareness
    • Logic and reasoning- for improved problem solving and planning
  • Voice therapy
    • Vocal cord disorders/ENT concerns
    • LSVT for Parkinson’s disease
    • Hoarseness, nodules
    • Laryngectomy, tracheostomy (use of adaptive devices- voice prosthesis, speaking valves)
  • Swallowing therapy
    • Exercises to improve swallow function, diet modification recommendations, compensatory strategy training
    • Video swallow function studies
  • Adult and pediatric fluency therapy
  • Referrals for assistive and adaptive communication (augmentative and alternative communication- AAC)
    • Low- tech and high-tech (computerized) devices
    • Speech producing computerized devices
    • Picture assisted communication

Speech-Language Therapy Conditions Treated:

  • CVA (STROKE)
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Dysphagia (swallowing disorders, including difficulty chewing, saliva management/drooling)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Neuromuscular degenerative disorders (ALS/Lou Gehrig’s disease, multiple sclerosis, etc.)
  • Cancer of head and neck (resulting in laryngectomy, tracheostomy, radiation side effects, etc.)
  • Developmental delay/disorders (speech sound and language delays, developmental apraxia of speech, cerebral palsy, autism, social communication difficulties, intellectual impairment, etc.)
  • Fluency disorders (stuttering, cluttering, neurogenic stuttering)
  • Communication difficulties related to hearing loss (in conjunction with an audiologist)