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.
Firelands provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, consultations, caregiver education and evidence-based treatment for the following conditions:
- Articulation and phonology
- Language (receptive and expressive)
- Resonance (including those associated with velopharyngeal dysfunction or cleft palate)
- Fluency (stuttering)
- Central auditory processing
- Oral-motor and feeding and swallowing disorders (dysphagia)
- Tongue thrust
- Augmentative communication needs
- 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.