Med1Care Therapy Partner’s speech therapists help everyone from children to seniors with speech, language, cognition and swallowing disorders. We provide compassionate, comprehensive support for speaking more clearly, expressing yourself and swallowing safety.
Speech Therapy can support many conditions and symptoms, including:
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Brain injury
- Cognitive disorders
- Craniofacial disorders, such as cleft lip and palate
- Developmental speech
- Language and communication disorders
- Laryngectomy (larynx removal)
- Nasopharyngeal (nose or nasal cavity) treatment
- Oral (mouth) treatment
- Oropharyngeal (pharynx) treatment
- Parkinson’s disease
- Speech-sound delay
- Voice disorders like spasmodic dysphonia and laryngectomy
Speech Therapy Services
If you have a communication, swallowing or voice difficulty, our speech therapists can help with advocacy, education and clinical services to evaluate, diagnose and treat the challenge.
Speech Therapy can assist with many complications of the mouth, pharynx, larynx and nose, including:
- Feeding and swallowing
- Language comprehension
- Language expression
- Speech and sound
Read more about speech therapy here.
How We Can Help
Our experienced speech therapists can help evaluate your communication and swallowing abilities, find underlying problems and help improve your speech and/or swallowing.
A licensed physical therapist will come to your home in Toledo, Findlay or any of the 26 counties we service. The therapist will evaluate your need for services, draft a plan and set a schedule that is dedicated to helping you communicate, swallow more easily and build a road to recovery.
Call us at 419.866.0555 to schedule a consultation.
Our specialists will help you chart a course forward.
Speech therapists are professionals who treat many disorders. Speech therapy processes may include:
- Assisting in sound formation
- Aural rehabilitation after hearing loss
- Creating systems for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
- Education for patients and families
- Improving sentence formation
- Increasing the comprehension of spoken words
- Increasing the number of spoken words
- Strengthening muscles with exercises that assist with speaking and swallowing
- Teaching how to speak clearly
Common speech disorders include:
- Apraxia: transmission between the brain and speech muscles is limited
- Articulation disorders: difficulty with sounds like “th” or “r”
- Stuttering: speech is broken by pauses and repetition
- Resonance disorders: an obstruction such as cleft palatealters speech
- Dysarthria: brain injury weakens the speech muscles
Symptoms of dysphagia—a swallowing disorder—include coughing, choking while eating, choking after eating, food spilling from the mouth, taking a longer time than usual to finish meals, weight loss, dehydration, and repeated pneumonia.