Speech Therapy

The Lighthouse Neurological Rehabilitation Center speech-language therapists work with a full range of communication, cognitive and swallowing disorder resulting from brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurological disorders and diseases.  Our therapists are trained and experienced in the following areas:   

 

- Evaluation and treatment of speech, language, cognitive and swallowing disorders

- Cognitive retraining

- Swallowing therapy

- VitalStim treatment

- Dysarthria and apraxia treatment

- Aphasia treatment

- Coma stimulation

- Individual and group therapy

- Social Skills training (Pragmatic language skills)

- Voice therapy

- Personalized home exercise programs

- Compensatory strategy training

- Community re-entry

- Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems

- Training and education to family/caregivers and other professionals

- Work collaboratively with professionals from many other disciplines

Our speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders.

Speech disorders occur when a person has difficulty producing speech sounds correctly (e.g. dysarthria and apraxia) or fluently (e.g., stuttering) or has problems with his or her voice or resonance. 

Language disorders occur when a person has trouble understanding others (receptive language), or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings (expressive language).  

Social communication disorders occur when a person has trouble with the social use of verbal and nonverbal communication. These disorders may include problems communicating for social purposes, talking in different ways to suit the listener and setting and following rules for conversation and story-telling.  

Cognitive-communication disorders resulting from stroke, brain injury or other neurological disorders/diseases. Problems resulting from these disorders may affect attention/concentration, memory, problem solving and processing speed and as well as executive functions (e.g., self-awareness, initiation, etc.)

Swallowing disorders (dysphagia) may result from illness, surgery, stroke or injury. 

The Lighthouse is excited to offer many other programs including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, music therapy, vocational programs, social work, psychology services and much more! For a complete list of other programs that we provide click here