Speech therapy involves the evaluation and treatment of disorders that affect speech/language, cognition (orientation, attention, problem
solving, memory, judgment), and swallowing. Speech therapists work with a variety of individuals, both with long-term and short-term
Use our Transitions Rehabilitation speech therapy program to treat:
• Neurologic Disease
Your first visit includes an examination and development of a plan of care that promotes the ability to express wants and needs, understand your rehabilitation process, and swallow effectively. Your speech therapist will work side-by-side with you to make sure the goals of the treatment plan are met.
Our Speech Therapists
All of our speech therapists are licensed health care professionals with a master’s degree in speech language pathology. Our speech therapists complete a one year certification and a national examination.
Out-Patient Speech Therapy
Out-patients are typically those who have specific communication or swallow needs that require therapy, but do not impede safety and independence at home. You need a physician’s prescription in order to schedule treatment.
Treatments are typically two to three days a week for one hour each visit. Treatment will be similar to the inpatient, depending on your
goals and specific limitations.
In-Patient Speech Therapy
Treatments are typically five to six days a week,
one or two visit per day depending on your goals. Each treatment lasts 30 to 50 minutes. However, time varies depending upon the need of the resident.
Your speech therapy program will:
Identify food consistencies or strategies so swallowing is safer and easier to prevent aspiration pneumonia. Treatment may include diet modification, change in liquid consistency, and learning of compensatory strategies to remain as hydrated, nourished, and safe as possible.
Strengthen communication production and understanding. Treatments may include activities to improve patient’s ability to express wants and needs, and participate in social conversation.
Improve cognition in the areas of memory, attention, sequencing and problem solving. Treatment may include exercises to strengthen skills and/or learning compensatory strategies to facilitate cognition.
Increasing safety so you can safely return home and manage daily living. Treatment may include practicing the correct sequence for getting out of a wheelchair, moving safely with a walker and managing your medications.
As you progress through therapy and are nearing your discharge to home, we encourage a home assessment. Your therapist will
join you and a family member on a visit to your home to make sure it is set up for you to be successful.