Speech Therapy

Our speech therapists provide the gamut of speech therapy treatments for pediatric to geriatric patients. Utilizing private treatment rooms they work one on one with each patient to obtain excellent results.

Services for pediatric patients include: treatment for speech articulation disorder, phonological disorders, oral motor difficulties, feeding and swallowing disorders, language disorders, fluency disorders and voice disorders

For the adult population, we offer therapy for dysphagia (swallowing disorders), voice, vocal cord dysfunction, language, speech and cognitive (thinking skills) therapy. In addition to these services, Cathy Tanksley MA, CCC/SLP, CPCRT is also certified in the following programs:

  • LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) LOUD Program: Improves both the voice and speech of individuals with Parkinson's disease by treating the underlying physical pathology associated with the disordered voice. Treatment focuses on improving vocal loudness and immediate carryover into daily communication enabling patients to maintain and/or improve their oral communication.
  • Dysphagia and Swallowing Problems: Speech/language pathologists often evaluate and treat swallowing disorders. Signs of a possible swallowing disorder may be choking and coughing when eating or drinking. A gurgly/wet sounding voice is also a sign of a possible swallowing disorder. Stroke, brain injury, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions can cause swallowing problems. Pharyngeal electrical stimulation is one type of therapy to treat swallowing disorders. Speech/Language Pathologists must be certified in order to provide the electrical stimulation for swallowing. VitalStim is FDA approved and used to re-educate tongue base and throat muscles for swallowing. The electrodes are placed according each patient’s specific needs in one of five patterns to treat the specific muscles which affect swallowing. This technique can also be used to treat weak muscles of the face which may cause drooling, loss of food or liquid from the mouth, or slurred speech.