Are you looking for a speech therapist?
When you have a speech disability or impairment, you understand how frustrating it can be at times. Adult speech disorders are widespread and can manifest themselves in a variety of ways, including stuttering, dysphagia, dysarthria (a problem with speech motor control), voice issues, and articulation difficulties.
Speech disabilities and impairments can lead to more than just difficulty speaking clearly; they can also lead to a person’s unwillingness to communicate or even emotional withdrawal. Swallowing and drinking issues can also be severe.
However, speech therapy can help many adults improve their speech and communication skills. This allows the individual to want to communicate, boosting morale, and their purpose in life.
If you’ve been living with a speech disorder, don’t hesitate to make an appointment at Joint Effort Physical Therapy today. We’ll help you communicate comfortably once again!
How can speech therapy benefit me?
To speak properly, the muscles of the tongue and throat, like those of the body, need strengthening and coordination.
Our speech therapists use a combination of neurological and speech exercises to assist with a variety of speech/language issues. To help you be more social and connect effectively with others, our speech therapists work to enhance your comprehension, grammar, and speech formation.
If you or someone you love is having difficulty with their speech, reach out for an assessment with our skilled speech therapists.
They can easily identify if there are any problems and then provide the right therapies to improve them. There may be difficulties with neurological processing and possibly muscle function in the tongue and throat.
What does a speech therapist do?
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) help people enhance their speaking and listening abilities, improve their voice’s loudness or quality, eat and drink with ease, and retrain cognitive skills like memory and word-finding.
They are the only healthcare providers who have been specially trained and prepared to assess and treat children and adults with voice, language, cognitive, and swallowing issues.
They treat changes in swallowing, cognitive, and/or communicative activity as a result of brain injury, stroke, or brain tumors, as well as disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Still, have reservations about this type of treatment? Don’t be concerned. You can find out whether speech therapy is appropriate or recommended for you in a number of ways.
Should I see a speech therapist?
Sometimes it’s not always crystal clear that you should see a speech therapist. However, if someone is having any of the following difficulties they should seek the aid of a speech therapist at Joint Effort Physical Therapy in Colorado Springs, CO.
Here are a few areas Speech Therapy focuses on:
- Changes in the quality of voice
- Muscle weakness or rigidity
- Changes in memory, attention, orientation
- Difficulty understanding written and spoken language
- Difficulty expressing thoughts or identifying common objects or people
- Any chewing/swallowing difficulties or changes
At Joint Effort Physical Therapy, we offer private speech therapy sessions to our clients. Our purpose is to enable a person to improve their communication skills following an injury or illness.
In our clinic, there is no judgment, and each of our patients is given the utmost care and attention. If you’ve never seen someone in your family go to speech therapy or if you’ve never heard of medication for your disease, it can be intimidating! There’s no reason to fear when it comes to therapy. Your therapist is here to help you, not hurt you, and your journey to feeling better can start with a phone call!
Call our clinic today
Rest assured that your therapist is a trained professional who will practice with you to help you develop proper speaking, swallowing, and feeding skills, and improve your quality of voice.