Neurosurgery & Pain Management located in Collegeville,, PA & Exton, PA
After a traumatic brain injury, you may need speech therapy to address language and speech problems. At Neurosurgical Care in Royersford, Pennsylvania, you can depend on the comprehensive and customized treatment plans offered by Dr. Sagi Kuznits and his staff for your recovery. With on-site speech therapy services, you can effectively address language issues and enhance your speech, writing, and reading skills following a brain injury. Learn more about speech therapy services to aid in your recovery by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.
Speech Therapy Q & A
What is speech therapy?
Speech therapy is a therapeutic approach to addressing communications and language issues common with traumatic brain injuries and other disorders. During therapy sessions, your Neurosurgical Care speech therapist can assist with rebuilding a number of speech-related skills, including:
- Social cues
- Thinking skills
Your therapist can work with you for speech impairments, like stuttering, slurred speech, and poor articulation, to enhance your communications skills.
Speech therapy is also effective in helping you find the right words to communicate your needs or improve your ability to understand what others are saying.
In some cases, speech therapy can treat swallowing disorders that develop after a stroke or other type of brain injury.
What can I expect during my initial speech evaluation?
During your initial appointment, your Neurosurgical Care speech therapist reviews your overall health and medical history. They perform an evaluation of your speech abilities to determine what type of therapy you need during your recovery.
Each treatment plan focuses on your individual needs, and your Neurosurgical Care therapist designs a plan to address the severity of your symptoms.
Plans may include a variety of activities and exercises to:
- Reduce confusion
- Improve attention span
- Enhance problem-solving
- Expand vocabulary and spelling skills
Additionally, your therapist can include resources for members of your family to further improve your speech and ability to communicate at home.
What are the benefits of speech therapy?
Beyond the traumatic brain injury itself, losing the ability to communicate with your family and physicians can be incredibly difficult and frustrating. Engaging in speech therapy can improve your communications skills while helping you cope with the many changes brought on by a brain injury.
If you need assistive technology due to nerve damage or a brain injury, such as hearing aids or communications technology, your speech therapist can also help you use these tools properly, further enhancing your ability to communicate.
If you’re struggling to speak clearly or correctly following brain surgery or due to underlying medical issues, schedule a consultation at Neurosurgical Care today. You can book an appointment online or by calling the office.