Speech therapy is another terrific service we offer our home health patients at Aspire Home Health and Hospice.  Patients will most often require speech therapy after injuries, illnesses, or surgeries, resulting in increased communication difficulty.  When in speech therapy, a patient will work directly with a speech therapist to develop their verbal and nonverbal communication.  Regaining the ability to communicate effectively is an essential step in a patient’s healing journey.

 

How Does Speech Therapy Work?

Needs in speech therapy will vary from person to person.  A speech therapist will work with their patients to identify which areas of communication they need to work with and develop a plan to care for them.  Specific goals in speech therapy can vary from perfecting the way the patient arranges words while speaking, developing proper breathing techniques, adjusting vocal volume, and even learning how to use tone to convey feelings and emotions.

 

When Is Speech Therapy Needed?

As I mentioned above, patients will usually require speech therapy following illnesses, injuries, or surgeries resulting in increased communication difficulty.  Some common causes of speech therapy are stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, or neurological or motor disorders.  After going through things like this, speech therapy can be challenging and require a great deal of patience.  Luckily, our speech therapists at Aspire Home Health and Hospice are among the best in the business and are phenomenal at helping their patients work through the difficulties associated with recovery.

Learning that speech therapy may be required for yourself, or a loved one can be difficult.  If you need help or think you or a loved one could benefit from speech therapy, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.  Our staff are here to help and would love to assist you.

 

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