Speech Language Pathologists provide an invaluable service when problems related to speech and swallowing are encountered. Whether caused by stroke, brain injury, or hearing loss, speech therapists can be extremely effective. Their approach is also quite similar to that of the other therapies. They determine the problem/s, and then provide an individualized treatment plan coupled with another type of therapy to help diminish or circumvent the difficulties.
More importantly, Speech Therapists work alongside the patient, in helping to train the patient’s family, friends, and/or caregivers, as necessary, to mitigate the patient’s difficulties.