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Speech Therapy

Speech therapy involves much more than relearning or improving your ability to form words, and it can help people of all ages. You or a loved one may have suffered a stroke or other illness that has affected the muscles that control swallowing and/or help you form words. Other conditions following brain injury may also benefit from speech therapy.

VNSNY speech therapists will develop a program that can help you or a loved one strengthen the muscles of the mouth, neck, and face to alleviate problems such as choking and coughing, while improving the ability to speak clearly, chew, and swallow. We will also help you:

  • Understand and process what is being said.
  • Find other ways to communicate after a stroke, including making gestures or facial expressions.
  • Read, write, perform calculations, and remember things.
  • Use strategies to cope when communication is difficult or problematic.

VNSNY speech therapists will help you develop an exercise program tailored to your individual needs, and will help you with strategies to ensure that speaking and swallowing are easier and safer. VNSNY speech therapists care for patients of all ages, including those in need of Early Intervention (ages 0-3).

If you require more than one of our rehabilitation services, VNSNY occupational, physical and speech therapists will work closely together to provide the best care possible so that you can be functioning and moving more quickly.

Terms You Need To Know

Speech Therapist (ST)

Speech Therapists or Speech Language Pathologists help patients regain their ability to produce and understand speech as well as facilitate communication skills.

Contact

For more information about VNSNY’s Speech Therapy services and our other Rehabilitation Therapy services, please contact 1-800-675-0391.