Outpatient Speech Therapy
About Outpatient Speech Therapy
Speech therapy can assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, swallowing disorders and cognitive-communication disorders resulting from head/neck cancer, stroke, brain injury, brain tumors, and/or other neurological conditions, including Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.
In addition to treating the disorders above, our certified speech-language pathologist (SLP) is also certified in Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (evidence-based treatment program used with patients who have difficulty with speech due to Parkinson’s), McNeil Dysphagia Therapy Program (for difficulty swallowing), Vital Stim (for difficulty swallowing) and extra training for lymphedema of the head and neck.
If an adult is experiencing problems with speech, language, cognition, voice and/or swallowing, our SLP can help them recover the necessary function(s) or help them adjust to their current skills.
Our Outpatient Speech Language Pathologist
Elizabeth Y. Gomez, MS, CCC-SLP, MGM
Speech Language Pathologist
Outpatient Therapy Program Coordinator
To schedule an initial consult:
Conditions We Treat
Difficulty in speaking, listening, reading and writing in order to communicate.
Common causes: Stroke, brain injuries, brain tumors and progressive neurological disorders.
Difficulty with memory, attention, reasoning, planning, organizing and time management.
Common causes: Stroke, traumatic brain injury, concussions, brain tumor and progressive neurological diseases.
Reduced intelligibility of words which results in slurred speech due to muscle weakness and lack of coordination.
Common causes: Stroke, traumatic brain injury and other neurological disorders.
Difficulty swallowing food, liquids, and sometimes saliva, due to muscle weakness or paralysis. This can cause aspiration pneumonia, malnutrition, and can affect social situations and pleasure eating.
Common causes: Head and neck cancer, stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and other progressive neurological disorders.
Some signs: A sensation of food being stuck, coughing, choking or throat-clearing while eating or drinking.
Hoarse, strained voice or that which the quality, pitch or loudness is impaired.
Common causes: Improper use of the voice, from physical changes, or laryngeal nerve involvement.