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The Role of Speech Therapy in Helping Remedy Speech and Language Deficits

Problems with speech — and often swallowing disorders that may emerge with them — can happen to anyone. Most often they arise from a stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, brain injury, vocal cord issues, oral cancer or other illnesses. Speech issues are physically challenging to overcome, but impairments in speaking can also be emotionally traumatic because sufferers often feel abruptly cut off from their ability to communicate.

At Regents Park Boca, speech therapy is designed to help remedy language and speech deficits and covers the full range of needs from comprehension, word recall, expression, reading and writing, to reasoning, orientation and memory strengthening. Our nursing and dietary staff also team with therapists to assist residents with relearning swallowing and feeding skills. Individualized programs are developed for each patient based on the deficits and diagnosis as well as tolerance to therapy and needs.

Speech issues are physically challenging to overcome, but impairments in speaking can also be emotionally traumatic because sufferers often feel abruptly cut off from their ability to communicate.

At Regents Park Boca, speech therapy is designed to help remedy language and speech deficits and covers the full range of needs from comprehension, word recall, expression, reading and writing, to reasoning, orientation and memory strengthening.

Our nursing and dietary staff also team with therapists to assist residents with relearning swallowing and feeding skills. Individualized programs are developed for each patient based on the deficits and diagnosis as well as tolerance to therapy and needs.

Beyond working to improve communication skills, speech therapists help to promote safe oral feeding, and train patients and family members in compensatory strategies.

Yes — We Have the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Program for Parkinson's

The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment was developed for people afflicted with Parkinson’s Disease in the treatment of voice and speech disorders associated with the disease.

The therapy focuses on increasing speech volume for these residents by a specific program of voice exercises that targets vocal intensity, quality and variation, which are precisely the areas of difficulty for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease.

These patients have difficulty with self biofeedback and therefore are taught to be aware of sensory feedback from the voice and to learn to self-monitor vocal patterns and voice quality.

Our speech-language pathologists are trained and certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment to enable us to enrich the lives of those residents with Parkinson’s Disease and their ability to communicate in a more functional manner.

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