Speech therapy focuses on helping patients who are having problems talking, chewing, swallowing, or thinking clearly due to conditions like strokes, brain injuries, or disorders of the larynx. Based in Livingston, New Jersey, Elizabeth Lee, PT, DPT, and her team at Life Home Therapy provide home visits to patients across Essex County, Morris County, Union County, Somerset County, and Passaic County who need speech therapy services. To benefit from their expertise, call Life Home Therapy today to schedule a home visit or book an appointment online.
Speech therapy is something many children benefit from if they're having difficulties talking because of a speech impediment like a stutter or other problem. However, it's also a valuable treatment for adults with speech or language issues.
The speech therapy services at Life Home Therapy help restore your speaking and cognitive skills and enable you to overcome problems with chewing and swallowing, all in the comfort of your home. Some of the many benefits of speech therapy include:
The practice's experienced speech therapists work with your primary care provider or specialist to create a treatment plan that increases your independence and enhances your quality of life.
Life Home Therapy uses speech therapy to help people experiencing difficulties because of conditions such as:
Apraxia is a speech disorder that affects the muscles you use to form words. Acquired apraxia in adults may result from a head injury, stroke, or dementia.
Dysarthria causes slurred, slow, or quiet speech that makes it difficult for other people to understand what you're saying. In adults, dysarthria can be due to a head injury, stroke, or muscular dystrophy.
Brain injuries and strokes can affect the language areas of your brain, affecting your ability to use and understand words.
Adults who stutter have difficulty speaking fluently even though they know what they want to say. Instead, they may involuntarily repeat certain sounds, words, or syllables.
Voice disorders affect the vocal cords, distorting your pitch, tone, and volume and making your voice sound strained, weak, or quivery. Examples include laryngitis, vocal cord paralysis, polyps, and spasmodic dysphonia.
Patients with conditions like dementia and cancer of the larynx can also benefit from speech therapy
Life Home Therapy's in-home speech therapy service begins with an evaluation of your current issues concerning swallowing, communication, and cognitive problems. This enables your therapist to create a care plan that addresses your specific difficulties.
Your speech therapist uses evidence-based treatments to optimize outcomes. Depending on your needs, these could include language-intervention activities, articulation therapy, and oral exercises to strengthen the mouth muscles and improve the way you swallow.
Speech-language practitioners work closely with their physical and occupational therapy colleagues to ensure that whatever is limiting your function, you receive every type of care you need.
To find out how speech therapy could improve your quality of life, call Life Home Therapy today or book an appointment online.