What is Speech Therapy?

Speech therapy is an interventional service that primarily focuses on improve a patient’s speech and ability to express language, both verbal and nonverbal. Speech language pathologists, also called speech therapists, work with patients of all ages that suffer from a variety of conditions that can possibly affect speech functions or swallowing. After a comprehensive speech therapy evaluation is performed, speech language pathologists can determine if the issue is language-based and provide a personalized treatment program in order to best address the problem. Speech therapy services are vital because the ability to communicate effectively is important to function. If you are unable to successfully communicate important needs or problems, an emergency situation can easily occur. Additionally, speech therapy services can improve the confidence of a patient which helps to boost overall well-being.

In elderly patients, in-home speech therapy can help with speech issues that can occur due to the natural aging process. As one ages, larynx muscles can weaken and vocal cords can lose their elasticity which can make speaking or swallowing difficult. Additionally, speech therapy services are often utilized after a stroke. If in-home speech therapy services are utilized immediately, patients increase their ability to gain normal speech functioning. The support of the family or caregiver can dramatically increase the effectiveness of in-home speech therapy through the additional practice of exercises between sessions. Many speech language pathologists will provide education and resources to help the family or home health care professional effectively practice with their loved one.

Types of Speech Therapy

There is a wide variety of speech therapy types used to address problems in speech, comprehension, and swallowing. Common types of speech therapy include:

  • Adult speech therapy
  • Pediatric speech therapy
  • Home care speech therapy
  • Geriatric speech therapy

Any patient who experiences the frustrating difficulty of not being able to communicate properly can benefit from speech therapy services. Additionally, patients who have lost function in abilities like comprehension, memory, and swallowing are good candidates for speech therapy.

In-Home Speech Therapy

IPR In-Home Speech Therapy Services

IPR Healthcare’s speech therapy services are designed to improve any and all of the following:

  • Auditory comprehension
  • Oral expression
  • Problem solving and memory
  • Reading comprehension
  • Speech characteristics
  • Swallowing
  • Written expression

Our speech language pathologists are dedicated to providing specialized and courteous speech therapy services to clients who need to regain communication abilities.

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Why Choose IPR Healthcare for Your Speech Therapy?

At IPR Healthcare, we understand that loss of speech, language, swallowing, and memory functions can be frustrating and scary. That is why we strive to employ the most effective and comprehensive treatment programs to restore the quality of life for our clients. IPR Healthcare utilizes our highly trained and specialized team of speech language pathologists to provide educational teaching and treatment of clients who require assistance in communication and swallowing. Our goal is to employ a personalized treatment plan based on the client’s needs and conditions in order to provide the most effective treatment. With locations in both Houston, Texas, and Kingwood, Texas, clients have convenient access to our knowledgeable staff when they need it most.

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