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Are you or your loved one experiencing changes in speech, language, cognition, or swallowing? We can help. Sunflower Therapy Centers provides assessment and therapy services for a variety of injuries and disorders, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, and progressive diseases (e.g., ALS, MS, Parkinson’s, etc.)
Services for Adults
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Some diseases and disorders may require an AAC system to enable communication, such as gesturing, picture and written communication boards, or computerized devices. We will work with the individual to ensure they can express their wants, needs, and thoughts using the appropriate system(s).
People with Aphasia may have difficulty finding the right words, verbalizing their thoughts, understanding others, reading, or writing. This is often due to stroke, brain injury, or other neurological impairment. We can assess comprehensive language skills and design treatment plans to improve expressive and receptive language, reading, and writing.
Some injuries, diseases, and disorders may impair cognitive processes, such as attention, memory, problem-solving, organization and other executive functions. This can impact overall communication skills, safety, and independence in activities. We can design treatment plans to help these processes according to each individual’s specific needs and goals.
Motor Speech Disorders (Apraxia and Dysarthria)
People with Apraxia have difficulty with the motor-planning required for speech, while people with dysarthria may have slowed or slurred speech due to muscle weakness, paralysis, or nerve damage, making it difficult for others to understand their speech. These motor speech disorders may result from brain injuries, stroke, or other neurological conditions. We can design treatment plans to improve speech intelligibility.
Swallowing and Dysphagia
Some diseases and disorders may impair the structures and movements involved in swallowing. This may cause difficulty chewing and managing food or liquid in the mouth, the sensation of food or liquid feeling stuck during a swallow, instances of coughing or choking, and other symptoms. We can design a treatment plan involving compensatory strategies, dietary modifications, and exercises as needed.
People with voice disorders may experience changes to the pitch, loudness, or quality of their voice, affecting the way they sound while speaking and making it difficult to be heard or understood by others. Before you are referred to a Speech-Language Pathologist for voice therapy, you will need to see an Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) doctor who can assess and diagnose the voice problem. After seeing an ENT, an SLP can discuss what factors may have influenced the voice problem, review therapy techniques and exercises to improve your voice, and plan for how to keep your voice healthy.