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Speech Pathology

Speech and Swallowing Therapy

We focus on regaining and maximizing abilities for speaking, eating, and cognition

speech pathologist near mePeconic 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.

speech pathologist suffolk countyOther 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.

Conditions Treated:
  • 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
  • Articulation disorders
  • Phonological disorders
  • Fluency disorders
  • Motor speech impairments
  • Picky eating
  • Oral motor delays
  • Chewing and swallowing disorders

Specialized Training and Speech Programs

  • LSVT Program for Parkinson’s Disease
  • NMES (Neuromuscular electrical stimulation) for Dysphagia
  • Biofeedback
  • Myofascial Release
  • Modified Barium Swallow
  • SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) approach to feeding 

Conditions Treated Include:

  • Cancer: Head & Neck
  • Feeding disorders
  • LSVT Loud
  • Modified Barium Swallow
  • Neurologic Disorders
  • Pediatric Developmental Delays
  • Receptive and expressive language disorders
  • Speech disorders
  • Stuttering and fluency disorders
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Voice disorders
  • Cognitive deficits

Information and Appointments:
(631) 727-9654