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Speech Therapy

Renwal Therapy Center at Clark-Lindsey provides inpatient and outpatient speech therapy opportunities. Medical issues such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, brain injury and accidents can cause damage to the throat, jaw or facial structure resulting in an impaired ability to speak or swallow.  Speech therapy is used in the treatment of disorders related to speech, language, cognitive communication, voice, swallowing and fluency.  It plays an important part in a recovery program that might also include physical or occupational therapy.

Our speech therapy services include some innovative techniques. Traditional swallowing therapy attempts to strengthen swallowing muscles and prevent choking.  Our Speech Language Pathologists also utilize new technology, such as Vital Stim®, which uses mild, comfortable electrical pulses, to strengthen swallowing muscles.  

Another innovative program available at Renewal Therapy Center is Synchrony. Synchrony is a virtual reality sEMG biofeedback system to help patients visualize swallow activity. These visualizations guide patients through therapeutic exercises with a series of engaging and interactive activities that address dysfunction typically associated with dysphasia. We utilize this approach in conjunction with a non-invasive Patterned Electric Neuromuscular Stimulation which may help enhance muscle strength and coordination needed for normal swallowing. This program has shown better outcomes than typical exercises for the treatment of dysphasia.   Our Speech-Language Pathologist is also LSVT Loud certified. Loud is an effective treatment approach for people diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions. This program teaches patients how to utilize the volume of their voice to continue communicating and interacting with their environment.

We understand the stress that accompanies speech or swallowing disorders.  That’s why we work with you and your family on treatment techniques that can be used once you’ve returned home.

We work with our patients as partners in care.