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:
- Difficulties acquiring speech and language
- Impaired sound development
- Voice disorders
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.