Many residents who have suffered from strokes, brain injury, Alzheimer's or other
neurological disorders often lose the ability to speak and may have difficulty understanding
spoken and written material. Through careful evaluation, planning, and treatment
programs, speech-language therapists work at improving a resident's communication
skills. Therapy can stimulate and improve the resident's speaking, reading, writing,
comprehension and cognitive ability.
Our speech therapy program restores or improves the patient's communication abilities,
speech/language deficits, hearing impairments, and/or swallowing abilities. The
registered therapist provides:
Speech/language: Assessment and retraining of compensatory strategies to facilitate
speaking clearly, understanding others, and improving word-seeking difficulties.
Cognitive intervention: Application of techniques to assist with memory deficits,
judgment/reasoning difficulties, and orientation deficits.
Therapeutic feeding program: Assists with management of swallowing and feeding difficulties.
Enteral feeding: Assessment and treatment of patients with potential to return to
oral feeding while also providing a safe and adequate hydration and nutrition intake.
Aural Rehabilitation: Identifying and assessing hearing impaired individuals who
may benefit from improving speech, reading, and listening skills. Hearing aid training
to attain highest level of functional communication.