When most people hear the term “speech therapist,” they think of someone who helps individuals improve their ability to talk and articulate.
While it is true that speech therapists—also known as Speech Language Pathologists, or SLPs—do help individuals resolve these issues, they also do a lot more to help individuals suffering from a myriad of other problems. Specific disorders for which SLPs provide treatment include:
At Blue Sky Therapy, our SLPs will use their expert tools of evaluation to assess and diagnose you or your loved one and will come up with a symptom-specific treatment program to help you achieve your goals. In many cases, our therapists use VitalStim Technology, a premier technology that uses electrical stimulation, in conjunction with traditional exercises, to strengthen and restore swallowing function.
Where applicable, your SLP will also work closely with your physical and occupational therapists, physician, and/or social worker to coordinate your care and come up with the best, most comprehensive treatment plan possible. She/he will educate family on the challenges they may face and alert them of any symptoms that require immediate attention.