Speech Therapy

"Communication is the essence of human life." Jancie Light

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.

Problems communicating or eating can leave a person feeling isolated or unsafe. At Alpha Rehabilitation, we have speech therapists who provide techniques and education that can help you or your loved one. Speech therapy helps patients improve their ability to communicate effectively and eat safely. Speech pathologists examine patients and create treatment plans tailored to their needs. Our speech therapists treat patients with a variety of speech, language, cognitive, voice and swallowing deficits that could be a result of a stroke, seizures, brain injury, cancer or other neurological illnesses.  They may also work with patients who suffer from chronic diseases or who have experienced a trauma.

These therapists have years of experience and pride themselves in continual learning. A few specialized speech therapy programs offered at Alpha include vital stimulation and Lee Silverman voice therapy.

Speech Therapy Services

Voice Disorders
Neurological Rehabilitation
Dysphagia / Swallowing
Cognitive / Memory

Our speech therapists treat several conditions:

Dysarthria (difficulty articulating words)
Voice and vocal cord dysfunction
Swallowing disorders
Head and neck cancer

Speech Therapy Questions?

  • What does speech therapy have to do with swallowing?
  • What is AAC?
  • Are you certified in LSVT- Lee Silverman Voice Therapy?
A Speech Language Pathologist has the education and certification to evaluate swallowing dysfunction and difficulties using tools such as a Bedside Dysphagia Evaluation, Modified Barium Swallow Evaluation (MBS), or Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation (FEES). A speech pathologist is certified to perform evaluation, diagnosis, and rehabilitation for swallowing disorders.
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas. AAC encompasses a wide range of nonverbal communication methods, from sign language and picture boards to mobile device apps and sophisticated, dedicated speech-generating devices.
Yes Alpha Rehabilitation has certified therapist to perform LSVT. Lee Silverman Voice Treatment.” The LSVT LOUD program was designed for Lee Silverman, a woman with Parkinson's disease who was dealing with voice impairment. The goal of the program is to increase vocal loudness to a healthy, normal loudness so the patient can improve communication with others.