Adult Therapy

At SSV Center, our seasoned adult therapist will provide a thorough evaluation and form plan for treatment. We can help adults with communication   problems that might be from a stroke, head injury, neurological disease or   other diagnosis; as well as thinking skills (cognition) treatment.

 

Voice disorders are commonly seen at our facility. Voice problems can occur from vocal misuse/abuse, laryngeal pathology, neurological disease, head/neck cancer, and other issues. Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) is the abnormal tightening of the vocal   cords on inhalation and/or exhalation. We help many patients with this disorder, including athletes.


Our adult therapists specialize in many areas, including swallowing difficulty (dysphagia). Dysphagia can occur for many reasons, including strokes, neurological disease, head/neck cancer, and surgery complications and weakness. We are experienced in improving a patient’s swallowing skills and truly care about helping them eat safely at the highest possible level.

  

We can help with

• Expressive/Receptive Language (Aphasia)

• Slurred Speech (Dysarthria)

• Swallowing (Dysphagia)

• Voice Therapy

• Facial Weakness (Bells Palsy)

• Tracheostomy

• Laryngectomy

• Cognition

• Vocal Cord Dysfunction

• Augmentative and Alternative Communication

• Fluency (Stuttering)

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Specialized Services

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VitalStim Guardian Therapy

Neuromuscular electrical stimulation to treat dysphagia. This therapy re-educates the muscles responsible for swallowing through repeated sessions, with the result of improved swallow function.

Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT)

A program that enhances the ability to communicate in patients with Parkinson’s Disease. This approach builds confidence, improves ability to communicate and helps quality of life for patients living with neurological disorders. 

FEES

Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) is an instrumental evaluation provided by our specially trained Speech-Language Pathologists to evaluate swallow function in individuals with dysphagia.