rehabilitation centers

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.