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Speech-Language Therapy

Speech-language therapy is the treatment of disorders that affect your speech, language, cognition, voice or swallowing with the goal of improving daily function and communication. 

Speech & Language Therapy

Stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, or other neurological diseases, such as Parkinson's disease or ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) may result in impairment of speech or swallowing. Young children may also have delayed speech or language development. If you’ve experienced difficulty with word-finding or slurred speech, speech therapy can stimulate the areas of the brain that have been damaged. 

Swallowing Disorders

Swallowing disorders can lead to more serious health complications, including weight loss, dehydration, aspiration, pneumonia and malnutrition. 

In addition to speech therapy, we also perform video fluoroscopy, an X-ray of the head and throat captured on video in real time while a person is eating and drinking, to evaluate the swallowing mechanism. 

Common Treatments

Take advantage of a variety of speech-language therapy treatments, such as:

  • Dysphagia management to retrain chewing, sucking and swallowing
  • Cognitive therapy to improve attending, memory and problem-solving
  • Speech therapy to improve pronunciation of sounds
  • Language therapy to help with receptive and expressive language skills
  • Voice therapy to obtain use of optimum voice and eliminate abuses

Return to the Life You Love

Take advantage of therapy and rehabilitation services to help you or your loved ones regain skills, recover from injury, return to function, learn effective coping methods and live your best possible life. To learn more, find an Avera location near you.

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