Speech Therapy More Than Just Words

Did you know that speech therapy can help with swallowing and memory deficits also?

Many people think of speech therapy as just pronunciation of words and increasing your ability to speak. Speech therapists at Wesley Towers can do so much more.

Speech therapists can work with increasing your volume of speech. Many times, as we age and develop different ailments, our ability to talk at a decibel high enough for our loved ones to hear us becomes difficult. With specialized approaches, a speech therapist can help you talk without having to repeat yourself.

Some of us have difficulties with swallowing pills or even taking a sip of water. We find ourselves coughing after every drink or unable to swallow pills or food as we were once able to. Wesley Towers has speech therapists certified in Vital Stim, a state-of-the-art device that helps to stimulate the muscles required to perform safe swallowing techniques and help increase their strength. With this specialized treatment, speech therapists can help to improve your ability to enjoy the foods and beverages you love and reduce your risk for aspiration pneumonia.

Are you forgetting everyday items or tasks? Speech therapists can help with increasing memory techniques and cognitive functionalities. They can help develop treatment approaches that will help you to stay active and on task.

If you're interested in learning more about Therapy and Recovery at Wesley Towers, please give us a call at (620) 663-9175. Services are available to residents of Wesley Towers in addition to seniors in the community at large.

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