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Speech Therapy

iStock_000054938882_XXXLargeKC’s speech/language pathologists provide in-home assessment and interventions for conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, stroke, ALS, head injury, dementia, COPD and CHF or anything that results in an individual losing the ability to form words and understand language or developing speech disorders or a difficulty in swallowing. This can seriously hinder that individual’s ability to continue living independently in a safe and healthy manner. Our STs can help the patient to participate in more complex word games and activities that enhance speech retrieval. As progress or setbacks are noted, each activity is carefully evaluated for effectiveness, and activities can be changed, increased or eliminated at any time in order to effectively work toward the client’s personal and therapeutic goals. KC’s understands the importance of family support when speech therapy is prescribed, and that is why our team of professionals includes family members in the rehabilitative process. The patient, caregiver and their family are encouraged to ask questions, make comments and receive appropriate trainings from our speech therapists. Family is also included when the plan of care is developed, updated or reviewed. In the way, KC’s offers an inclusive form of therapy that is both unique and effective.

Speech Therapy Services may include or assist with:

  • Apraxia
  • Aphasia
  • Cognitive/linguistic deficits
  • Dysphasia – speech disorder
  • Dysphagia – swallowing problems
  • Esophageal disorders
  • Expressive and receptive language
  • Oral muscle weakness