Human communication is essential to learning, working and social interaction. Unfortunately for some, the ability to communicate has been altered by a medical condition such as a stroke or traumatic brain injury, a disease such as Parkinson’s or MS, or a disorder such as Childhood Apraxia of Speech.
In Valley View’s Speech Therapy department, individuals of all ages who have difficulty with speech, language, cognition or swallowing are treated. Evaluations and standard speech therapy treatments are provided to acute care patients, as well as on an outpatient basis. To enable individuals to receive the help they need close to home, specialty treatments are offered.
Specialty treatments include:
- Modified Barium Swallowing Function Study.
- An x-ray study that provides the physician valuable information that can allow proper diagnosis and establishing a treatment plan for dysphagia, patients who have difficulty swallowing
- VitalStim Therapy.
- A neuromuscular electrical stimulation to help patients “re-educate” the muscles of swallowing through rehabilitation therapy.
- Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT).
- Valley View’s Speech Therapist is among a few clinicians in Oklahoma certified in providing Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT). This is the first effective treatment established for voice and speech disorders for patients with Parkinson’s disease. For more information about LSVT, visit www.lsvt.org.