The ability to communicate requires the ability to understand what others are saying as well as to express thoughts, ideas, and feelings to others. This can be interrupted by neurological conditions such as stroke, head injury, Parkinson’s disease, and Multiple Sclerosis that:
- Interfere with the ability to move the lips, tongue, and throat to enable articulation
- Interfere with attention, memory, and problem solving skills that enable cohesive thoughts and understanding
Swallowing and Eating
The ability to chew and swallow is dependent on the ability to move your lips, tongue, and throat muscles in a strong and well-coordinated manner. This ability can be interrupted by:
- Muscle-skeletal issues resultant from treatment for head and neck cancer
- Neurological issues such as stroke, head injury, Parkinson’s disease or Multiple Sclerosis
Our therapist are VitalStim certified with extensive experience in assisting clients using speech therapy and with swallowing issues.