Villa Clara knows how frustrating it can be for a senior to lose communication abilities. Our speech therapist focuses on returning you to your highest potential for communication. Treatment strategies can include compensatory techniques to improve speaking, reading, writing, comprehension, language interpretation, and expressive skills.
What is Speech Therapy?
Speech pathologists work with individuals whose oral motor, swallowing, cognitive-linguistic, speech, or language skills have been affected by a neurological event, disease, head/neck cancer, or possibly debilitation due to an underlying medical disease process. Speech-language pathologists develop an individualized plan of care that is tailored to each patient’s needs. They might recommend alternate nutrition and diet levels to assist with swallowing, design an individualized communication system, or prescribe a speech generating device for individuals with nonfunctional speech. They provide education to patients, their family members, and caregivers regarding impairments, disease processes, and compensatory strategies.
Who Should Participate in Speech Therapy?
Speech therapy focuses on residents that are challenged with communication, swallowing, or cognition.
Why Choose Villa Clara for Speech Therapy?
Villa Clara offers comprehensive speech therapy and rehabilitation. Our highly trained, professional staff provides an individualized care plan that promotes a return to independence and home. Our program is provided by an experienced staff that focuses on individualized needs as directed by each resident’s primary physician. Everyone works together as a team to help accelerate your recovery. Speech therapists work to restore abilities in:
Our Interdisciplinary Team
At Villa Clara, our clinical care staff works with a team of experienced healthcare professionals including:
- Nurse Practitioners
- Speech Therapists
The interdisciplinary team designs a customized program based on your personal health goals, followed by ongoing support for a successful outcome.