Golden Empire Speech Therapists assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent communication and swallowing disorders in patients. Speech, language, and swallowing disorders result from a variety of causes, such as a stroke, brain injury, hearing loss, Parkinson’s disease, or other reasons.
Our Speech Therapists evaluate patients’ levels of speech, language, or swallowing difficulty, identify treatment options, create and carry out an individualized treatment plan that addresses patients’ specific functional needs, teach patients how to make sounds and improve their voices, work with patients to develop and strengthen the muscles used to swallow and counsel patients and families on how to cope with communication and swallowing disorders.
Speech Therapists work with patients who have problems with speech and
language, including related cognitive or social communication problems. Our
patients may be unable to speak at all, or they may speak with difficulty or
have rhythm and fluency problems, such as stuttering. We sometimes work with
people who are unable to understand language or with those who have voice
disorders, such as inappropriate pitch or a harsh voice.
Golden Empire Speech Therapists also must complete administrative tasks, including keeping accurate records. They record their initial patient evaluations and diagnoses, track treatment progress, and note any changes in a patient’s condition or treatment plan.