Also referred to as speech pathologists, speech therapists provide evaluation, education and treatment techniques to help patients improve their verbal and nonverbal communication skills.
Treatment focuses on improving one’s ability to speak and express thoughts and ideas.
Certified speech therapists can help a variety of patients, including those affected by:
- Parkinson's disease
- traumatic brain injuries
- head and neck cancer
- aphasia (a disorder that results from damage to parts of the brain that control speech and language).
Therapists also can help retrain patients in proper swallowing techniques.
For more information about speech therapy at Banner Boswell Medical Center, call us at (623) 832-5349.