Injury or illness that impacts your speech can be frustrating—it can limit your ability to communicate comfortably, but also point to issues with swallowing or even other medical conditions.
The role of the speech-language pathologist (SLP) includes assessment and treatment of all aspects of communication, as well as determining how communication might be impacted by deficits in memory, attention, reasoning, and organization skills. The SLP is also responsible for assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders, known as dysphagia. Patient and family training/counseling are also provided.
Penn Therapy & Fitness experienced speech and language pathologists treat a range of specific diagnoses, including (but not limited to):
- Speech-Language Impairments
- Swallowing Disorders
- Vocal Dysfunction or Paralysis
Services may include an initial consultation and education on normal speech and swallowing, as well as potential treatment-related changes. Our treatment plans are based on the latest research and individualized for each patient. At Penn Therapy & Fitness, our speech pathologists use innovative techniques to help you achieve the highest level of functional independence and cope with the changes that affect your ability to communicate clearly.
Our outpatient speech therapy program is available at the following Penn Therapy & Fitness locations: