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Speech Therapy Services
Speech Therapy services are provided by a Certified Speech-Language Pathologist employed by Oakview. The focus of speech therapy is the diagnosis and remediation of communication and swallowing disorders.
The goals of communication therapy may be to improve speech, language, or cognitive skills to better enable a person to effectively interact with his or her environment. The goal of swallowing therapy may be to improve oral motor skills for better oral manipulation of solids and liquids or to improve skills for safe swallowing of solids and liquids. Persons who may benefit from speech therapy services in this setting are those who have a neurological diagnosis such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, dementia or strokes.