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Speech Therapy Services

At Firelands Regional Medical Center, pediatric and adult clients can be evaluated and treated for a variety of speech and language disorders, cognitive disorders and swallowing disorders by our team of highly-skilled speech-language pathologists.

Conditions Treated

Firelands provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, consultations, caregiver education and evidence-based treatment for the following conditions:

  • Articulation and phonology
  • Apraxia
  • Language (receptive and expressive)
  • Voice
  • Resonance (including those associated with velopharyngeal dysfunction or cleft palate)
  • Fluency (stuttering)
  • Central auditory processing
  • Oral-motor and feeding and swallowing disorders (dysphagia)
  • Dysarthria
  • Tongue thrust
  • Augmentative communication needs
  • Aphasia
  • Pragmatics disorders
  • Autism, Down syndrome and brain injury
  • Cognitive-linguistic deficits
  • Learning disabilities

Speech Therapy Programs

Parkinson Voice Project-SPEAK OUT!®

This is the initial part of a two phase speech therapy program which includes the LOUD Crowd® aimed at helping individuals regain and maintain effective communication. SPEAK OUT!® places emphasis on speaking with intent and converting speech from an automatic function to an intentional act.  Each patient works directly with a speech-language pathologist through a 12 session individual therapy plan focusing on speech, voice, and cognitive exercises.  Physician order is required to participate.

Parkinson Voice Project-The LOUD Crowd®

This is the last part of the two phase speech therapy program which initiates with the SPEAK OUT!® program.  This maintenance program consists of weekly group sessions led by a speech-language pathologist.  Participants will perform SPEAK OUT!® exercises for ongoing vocal practice, accountability, support, and encouragement. This group is offered to those who have already completed the SPEAK OUT!® therapy sessions. Physician order is required to participate.