About Speech Therapy
Speech-Language Pathologists provide life-changing treatment, support and care people who have trouble speaking, listening, reading, writing, thinking, and swallowing.
Communication and swallowing problems in adults can be caused by stroke, head injury, diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, and ALS, breathing problems, head and neck cancer, vocal abuse, and severe or long-term illness.
LSVT LOUD® is an effective speech treatment for individuals with Parkinson disease and other neurological conditions. LSVT LOUD improves vocal loudness by stimulating the muscles of the voice box (larynx) and speech mechanism through a systematic hierarchy of exercises. The LSVT treatment improves respiratory, laryngeal and articulatory function to maximize speech intelligibility.
VitalStim Therapy is designed to help swallowing through the use of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation. Electrical stimulation is used to aid muscle strengthening to rehabilitate the swallow. The sensory stimulation that is provided also helps muscle recruitment and swallowing function. VitalStim(r) Therapy is a safe and effective treatment for patients suffering with difficulty swallowing or dysphagia. VitalStim(r) therapy is designed to be used at the same time as traditional swallowing therapy. A therapist will apply VitalStim(r) while simultaneously working with the patient on swallowing exercises.
Find Speech Therapy Services
If you have a physician referral and would like to schedule an appointment, contact Central Scheduling at 610-378-2100 or you may call the location directly.
It is important for patients to understand the benefit coverage under their specific insurance plan with any restrictions. Questions on your benefit health coverage are best answered directly by your employer or insurance plan. Coverage service will vary. Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance companies pay for services from a Speech-Language Pathologist.
Patients are referred by their physician for therapy services and are evaluated one-on-one to determine the nature and severity of communication and/or swallowing problems which may exist. Swallowing assessments may also involve an x-ray procedure called a Modified Barium Swallow Study for a more detailed evaluation. The results of the evaluations are discussed with each patient and /or appropriate family members and a plan of care is suggested.