Speech therapy helps adults suffering from a speech, language, cognitive or swallowing impairment for a variety of reasons.
- Apraxia of Speech (difficulty coordinating the muscle movements necessary to form words)
- Dysarthria (when the muscles of the mouth, face, and respiratory system become weak, move slowly, or do not move at all after a stroke or other brain injury)
- Aphasia (impairment of the ability to speak and write)
- Cognition ( a group of mental processes that include attention, memory, producing and understanding language, learning, reasoning, problem solving and decision making)
- Voice disorders
- Dysphagia ( difficulty swallowing)
Examples of Diagnoses in adults that may benefit from speech therapy: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Dementia, Brain Tumor, Multiple Sclerosis, Laryngeal or Oral Cancers, Right Hemisphere Brain Injury, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) , Parkinson Disease and Pneumonia.