Prior to treatment, our speech therapists will conduct a thorough assessment in the comfort of your loved one's home. They will consider any pre-existing conditions and diagnoses and how these may affect speech and language abilities. They will assess your loved one's cognitive-communication skills: how well they understand and remember information. The assessment will also include an evaluation of your loved one's eating and swallowing abilities.
Our speech therapists can:
- Help make taking medications more comfortable
- Teach vocal exercises
- Teach exercises that make eating and swallowing easier
- Provide tips on compensating for speech difficulty
- Help research and implement alternative methods of communication
For speech therapy to be most effective, it should begin as soon as possible. Some seniors may feel self-conscious about their need for speech treatment. Having speech therapy at home is an effective and private alternative to traditional therapy options. At-home speech therapy makes it easy for family and friends to get involved, too. Our skilled speech therapists will help you and your loved one pave the path to better communication.