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Individuals can have their ability to speak and/or communicate affected as they age. People that have had a stroke, a tumor, or a brain injury may be affected. People that have been diagnosed with dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, or other progressive neurological disorders also may have difficulty with speech or communication. Language disorders include:
Following are some ways that we can improve communication with these individuals:
Speech language pathologists, also known as speech therapists, help patients with speech and communication disorders. Treatments may include improving mouth, tongue and lip movements and strength. Slowing the rate of speech and improving breath support may be addressed. The therapist may also teach the individual how to slow his rate of speech or to improve specific language skills.
The speech therapy staff at Passavant Community can help you improve your ability to speak, understand and communicate. They are available on an outpatient basis by calling (724) 452-3492 or via home health services by calling (877) 862-6659.