You or a loved one may have suffered a stroke or other illness that has affected the muscles that control swallowing and/or help you form words. Other neurological conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s may also benefit from speech therapy.
BEYOND speech therapists will develop a program that can help you or a loved one strengthen the muscles of the mouth, neck, and face to alleviate problems such as choking and coughing, while improving the ability to speak clearly, chew, and swallow. We will also help you:
- Understand and process what is being said.
- Find other ways to communicate after a stroke, including making gestures or facial expressions.
- Read, write, perform calculations, and remember things.
- Use strategies to cope when communication is difficult or problematic.
BEYOND speech therapists will help you develop an exercise program tailored to your individual needs, and will help you with strategies to ensure that speaking and swallowing are easier and safer.