Losing the ability the properly communicate is one of the most frustrating of medical conditions. Struggling to understand others or be understood presents a real challenge during recovery. Major medical issues such as a stroke, cancer of the throat, or other ailments and injuries can lead to communication impairment caused by cognitive and muscular problems. Speech therapy assists in resolving speech, throat, and cognitive issues and works to restore the ability to communicate.
When cognitive issues impair speech, therapy works to improve memory, recognition, understanding, and expression. Exercises help the patient properly identify spoken words and make appropriate verbal responses. Speech therapy also works to improve oral motor skills and mitigate muscle weakness providing solutions for slurred speech.
Throat issues can also lead to problems swallowing and eating. Therapists work to strengthen throat muscles and restore normal swallowing.
Contact Care First Home Care today to learn more about Speech Therapy solutions for your loved one.