dysphagia

Busting Speech Therapy Myths

by VocoVision on November 10, 2017

speech therapy mythsPeople often associate speech therapists as someone who only treats severe speech problems in children, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. A speech therapist reaches beyond speech issues and assists those with language disorders, cognitive disorders, and other communication difficulties.

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Speech Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

by VocoVision on May 26, 2017

speech therapy parkinsonsParkinson’s disease can be one of the more frustrating ailments for the elderly. Not only does it worsen over time, but two symptoms cause key issues when it comes to speaking. Difficulty swallowing, or dysphagia, and difficulty in speech, or dysarthria are the most common symptoms that those with Parkinson’s deal with. Using speech therapy as a tool can help lessen the effects of dysphagia and dysarthria.  [continue reading…]

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Speech Therapy for Wounded Warriors

by VocoVision on July 15, 2016

speech therapy for veteransDysphagia is a condition in which the patient has difficulty swallowing. It may take more time or effort to transition food or liquid from the mouth to the stomach. For some patients this may also involve moderate to severe pain, and it may be impossible for them to complete the act of swallowing. Causes and treatments for dysphagia differ, but for many of our combat veterans, the cause has been identified as traumatic brain injury (TBI). [continue reading…]

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swallowing_problems_speech_therapyMany things, ranging from stroke to old age, can create swallowing difficulties. When you or someone you know has trouble swallowing, the sooner you see a medical professional about it, the better. This provides more time to get the therapy needed to correct the issue, and prevents the issue from going on too long so therapy can be more effective to treat it. [continue reading…]

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