Speech Therapy

pict-st1Speech therapy includes treatment by licensed therapists for individuals who have developed speech, swallowing or cognitive problems typically following an injury or illness, as well as those with progressive disease that have a new onset of difficulty. Treatment plans are designed to effectively address each person’s communication and swallowing dysfunctions.

Benefits of Speech Therapy

  • Aids in functional communication skills
  • Aids in safe eating/swallowing
  • Helps with alternative communication needs
  • Educates patient and family on compensatory strategies and home programs

Elements of Speech Therapy

  • Improving verbal and nonverbal communication techniques, including the use of augmentative systems when necessary
  • Improving oral muscle strength and functioning for speech and swallowing
  • Learning listening and response strategies to improve communications
  • Learning adaptation skills if modified diet is required
  • Education on safe medication management practices
  • Assessing and treating changes in cognitive function

Conditions treated by Speech Therapy

  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders
  • Anoxia (low oxygen)
  • Memory loss (Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia)
  • Swallowing difficulties

Testimonials

What a perfect gift! The sound of the wind chimes will remind me of Mom’s singing! I wanted to be sure you and your staff know how much we appreciate the kind and gentle care Mom received while she was an Oakbrook resident. She often told us how kind everyone there was to her. When she came to Oakbrook, she seemed to come back to life after the previous three months when she was in such deep mourning for Dad that we hardly knew her. However, she really perked up while in your care, and our family was able to truly enjoy her last two months. We all have such fond memories of our visits with her there. It was so nice to see how your activity employees got her involved in Bingo, singing, etc. Thanks to you and your staff for all you did to improve Mom’s quality of life those last two months.
Nancy K.

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