We specialize in diagnosis and treatment of conditions relating to use of the mouth and brain
Headquartered in Peconic Bay Medical Center's Cary Grossman Center for Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, our Speech and Language Pathology Department provides diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of communication and swallowing conditions, including:
Feeding and swallowing disorders: including gagging, choking and other symptoms of dysphagia
Voice disorders: including slurred speech and resonance disorders
Language disorders: including issues with comprehension and expression
Impaired cognition: including problems with memory, sequencing, problem-solving and executive functioning
Evaluations focus on uncovering causes and designing customized treatments
Impaired speech and language conditions can be the result of aging, injury or illness, including respiratory compromise such as COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), vocal cord nodules or polyps, neurological disease or stroke, genetic disorders such as Down syndrome, or cancers of the head, neck or chest.
Evaluation by one of Peconic Bay Medical Center's trained Speech and Language Pathologists can help identify the source of any speech or swallowing abnormality and point the way to an effective plan of treatment.
Peconic Bay's Speech Therapists offer state-of-the-art therapeutic techniques to assist patients recover language, communication and cognition skills, including patients recovering from stroke, vocal cord paralysis and tracheostomy.
Peconic Bay also offers advanced treatment for dysphagia--the VitalStim® Therapy System—the only dysphagia therapy cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A safe, effective and non-invasive therapy system based on neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), the program is proven to restore the swallowing function for patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia.