We focus on regaining and maximizing abilities for speaking, eating, and cognition
Peconic Bay Medical Center’s Speech Therapists provide diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of communication and swallowing conditions.
We offer state-of-the-art therapeutic techniques to assist patients recovering from stroke, vocal cord paralysis, tracheostomies and other conditions regain and improve impaired language, communication and cognitive skills.
Other causes of speech, swallowing and cognition impairment can range from traumatic brain injury, developmental disorders, Parkinson’s Disease, and various kinds of cancer.
Our therapists are trained to provide a wide range of treatment options specifically designed for the needs of each individual patient.
Feeding and Swallowing Disorders: including coughing, choking and other symptoms of dysphagia
Voice Disorders: including slurred speech, vocal injury, stuttering and resonance disorders
Language Disorders: including issues with comprehension and expression
Impaired Cognition: including issues with memory, sequencing, problem-solving and executive functioning
Our Speech Language Pathologists work with adults and pediatric patients. We complete comprehensive assessments and provide individual therapy treatments. A speech, swallowing or cognition evaluation usually lasts for about one hour. If treatment is recommended, follow-up visits range from 30 to 60 minutes. The type and frequency of therapy visits depends on the condition and goals of each patient.
Specific treatment programs provide benefit for patients suffering with:
Receptive and expressive language impairments
Motor speech impairments
Oral motor delays
Chewing and swallowing disorders
Specialized Training and Speech Programs
LSVT Program for Parkinson’s Disease
NMES (Neuromuscular electrical stimulation) for Dysphagia