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Speech-Language Pathology

The Speech-Language Pathology Program provides rehabilitation services to adults exhibiting acquired communication difficulties


The main goal of speech therapy is to improve communication. Some of the goals of speech therapy might include:

  • Improving coordination of speech muscles through strengthening and coordination exercises, sound repetition and imitation
  • Improving communication between the brain and the body through visual and auditory aids such as mirrors and tape recorders
  • Improving fluency through breathing exercises
  • Enhancing the learning of language through language stimulation and the use of language through positive reinforcement

The goal of speech therapy is to improve skills that will allow you to communicate more effectively. These can include:

  • Improvement in the ability to understand and express thoughts, ideas and feelings
  • Intelligence speech so you are understood by others
  • Increased ability to problem-solve in an independent environment
  • Improved swallowing function and safety
  • Improved vocal quality
  • Development of practical social skills
  • Better quality of life
  • Greater self-esteem
  • Increased independence

Physician referral is required