Speech and Language Rehabilitation

Speech and language pathologists evaluate and treat patients with communication disorders.

Services

Service areas and common diagnoses include:

  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Stuttering
  • Structural vocal pathology
  • Voice dysfunctions

Neurological Communication Disorders

Neurological communication disorders we treat include:

  • Aphasia: Impairment of language affecting auditory comprehension, verbal expression, reading, writing and mathematical skills
  • Apraxia: Impairment of voluntary control of speech movement
  • Dysarthria: Difficulty speaking due to motor weakness, slowness or lack of coordination with the tongue or lips
  • Cognitive linguistic disorders: Impairment of attention, memory, problem-solving and reasoning skills

Rehabilitation Techniques

Techniques used to address the needs of these patients include:

  • Language rehabilitation
  • Speech rehabilitation
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Diet modifications
  • Compensatory swallowing strategies
  • VitalStim therapy used to stimulate muscles used for swallowing
  • Stuttering therapy
  • Articulation and phonological process therapy
  • Cognitive/linguistic therapy
  • Lee Silverman voice treatment program

Locations

Acute Physical Rehabilitation Center
St.Joseph Hospital
1907 West Sycamore Street
Kokomo, IN 46901
(765) 456-5880

St.Joseph Physical and Sports Therapy – Southway
217 East Southway Boulevard, Suite 106
Kokomo, IN 46902
(765) 236-8775, Fax: (765) 236-8785
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

St.Joseph Physical and Sports Therapy - Forest Park
2130 West Sycamore Street, Suite 140
Kokomo, IN 46901
(765) 236-8500, Fax: (765) 236-8515
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.