Our Speech-Language Pathologists are knowledgeable in the assessment and intervention of adults with speech, language, voice, and swallowing disorders
WE PROVIDE A RANGE OF SPEECH-LANGUAGE SERVICES TO THE ADULT POPULATION INCLUDING:
- Voice Therapy
- Cognitive Therapy
- Speech-language Therapy
Common etiologies effected by these areas include Parkinson’s Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, Alzheimer’s, stroke, vocal nodules, and other neurological or motor disorders.
For those clients effected by difficulty swallowing, we offer Vital Stim therapy as part of our Elite Swallow Rehabilitation Program.
VITAL STIM PLUS
Vital Stim is a non-invasive therapy for treating dysphaia (difficulty swallowing). It is the only technology approved by the FDA for restoring swallowing function in individuals with oropharyngeal dysphagia. It is backed by multiple clinical studies. The lasting effect of Vital Stim was validated in a three-year study submitted to the FDA, which showed the improvement in swallowing function was maintained throughout this time. Other published studies have shown the positive and lasting impact of Vital Stim in groups where previous attempts at treatment with conventional therapy had failed.
Vital Stim therapy uses small electrical currents to stimulate the muscles responsible for swallowing allowing for re-education of the muscles. This treatment modality will be provided by our highly trained speech-language pathologist certified to provide this type of therapy.
LEE-SILVERMAN VOICE TREATMENT
- LSVT Loud is an effective speech treatment for people with Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological conditions including those who have suffered a stroke or have multiple sclerosis, as well as children with Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome.
- LSVT was developed by Dr. Lorraine Ramig and has been scientifically studied for over 25 years. LSVT LOUD trains clients to use their voice at a more normal loudness level while speaking at home, work, or in the community. Key to the treatment is helping people “recalibrate” their perceptions so they know how loud or soft they sound to other people and can feel comfortable using a stronger voice at a normal loudness level.
- The LSVT LOUD approach is unique in that it focuses on the singular target of increasing vocal loudness to normal levels and delivering the treatment in an intensive, high-effort manner.
Forbrain is a patented, research-backed device developed in the USA that stimulates the brain’s natural auditory process for strengthened attention, memory and speech, and other important life skills. Forbrain is scientifically proven to improve cognitive processes and outputs such as voice quality, sound discrimination, stuttering, general cognitive functioning, and reading ability. Created by the owners of the Tomatis® Method, Forbrain uses the voice to train the brain to process sensory information more effectively. This device modulates the sound of your voice using the dynamic filter. This revolutionary technology analyzes and enhances the voice, amplifying frequencies and rhythm. The headphones immediately transmit the sounds back to you through bone conduction via the temporal bones, which retrains the brain’s auditory feedback loop.
Elite Speech Therapy Services is pleased to be able to offer the use of this device to clients within our therapy sessions.