Adult speech difficulties are common and come in many forms including stuttering, dysarthria (a problem with motor control of speech), voice problems, and articulation difficulties. This can cause a person to not want to communicate and even become withdrawn emotionally. In addition, problems with swallowing and drinking can be a serious health problem. However, speech therapy can help many adults improve their speech and communication skills. This allows the individual to want to communicate, boosting morale and their purpose in life.
We partner with local hospitals to offer inpatient speech therapy sessions to our clients. Speech therapy can help improve communication skills following an injury or illness. If someone is having any of the following difficulties they should seek the aid of a speech therapist. Here are a few areas Speech Therapy focuses on:
- Any chewing/swallowing difficulties or changes
- Difficulty expressing thoughts or identifying common objects or people
- Difficulty understanding written and spoken language
- Changes in memory, attention, orientation
- Muscle weakness or rigidity
- Changes in the quality of voice
How Speech Therapy Helps
Just like muscles of the body need strengthening and coordination, so do the muscles of the tongue and throat to make a proper speech. Speech therapy improves understanding, pronunciation, and forming of speech to help you be more social and communicate effectively. We work with excellent speech therapists who can implement neurological exercises and speech exercises to help with a wide array of speech/language difficulties.
For more information on speech therapy, contact our Swainsboro office at Victory Therapy & Wellness for an appointment. We work in conjunction with local hospitals to ensure you are taken care of!