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Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology

Treatment for Speech & Swallowing Disorders in Juneau County

Speech and language pathologists (SLP) help children and adults overcome speech, swallowing, and communication disorders. Therapists use physical and mental exercises that are customized for each patient. During an initial session, an SLP will perform a thorough assessment to diagnose the cause of your condition, and help determine which treatments may be most effective.

SLPs help patients who live with:

  • Stroke-related issues (CVAs)
  • Neurological diseases (i.e. Parkinson's)
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Down's syndrome
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cleft palate
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Swallowing disorders

Improve Communication between You & Your Child

Many children develop communication disorders, such as stutters and lisps. These cannot only make it difficult to understand children, but can also negatively impact social and educational development. SLPs receive extensive training working with children, and can help them improve their speech in fun and creative ways.

Speech pathologists often help children who are struggling with:

  • Stuttering
  • Difficulties acquiring speech and language
  • Impaired sound development
  • Voice disorders
  • Autism

Manage Parkinson’s Disease with LSVT BIG & LOUD

LSVT BIG & LOUD is a therapy program provided by physical therapists and speech pathologists. The program helps those with Parkinson's to maximize their movements and vocalize loudly in order to reduce the impact the disease has on their lives.

LSVT Loud is a specialized, intensive treatment to help individuals with Parkinson's maintain and/or improve communication. The treatment is provided by a certified clinician, and focuses on rebuilding vocal loudness and daily communication.

The training helps those with Parkinson’s to recognize that their voice is too soft, and works with those individuals to realize that their seemingly louder voice is really within normal limits.

If you are interested in learning more about the speech pathology services available at Mile Bluff Medical Center, or if you have concerns about issues with swallowing or speech/language, call 608-847-1414.