Who needs Speech Therapy?
People of all ages can benefit from speech therapy. At Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services, we treat both children and adults. Our speech-language pathologists can work with you and your doctor to help restore communication. Difficulty swallowing? We can help with that too!
Learn more about speech and language disorders from John Rhoat, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist at Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services:
Who are Speech-Language Pathologists?
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are certified therapists who specialize in communication and swallowing. They are often referred to as “speech therapists.” They work with people of all ages to help them with their speech, language, voice, and swallowing.
Services for Children:
Understanding speech and language development can be confusing. Often parents have the “wait and see” approach. However, early intervention is essential to the development of language, which is the foundation for reading and writing. Our speech-language pathologists can help determine if your child’s development is on track.
Is your child…
- Babbling? (4-7 months)
- Using gestures like waving and pointing? (7-12 months)
- Saying a few words? (12-14 months)
- Putting words together for sentences? (18 months—2 1/2 years)
- Having trouble being understood by others?
- Having trouble playing with others?
We can also help with:
Chronic hoarseness, difficulties with feeding/swallowing, oral deficits such as tongue thrusts and lisps, articulation and phonological deficits, processing difficulties and fluency.
Services for Adults:
Adults can also experience difficulties with communication and swallowing. These troubles may be related to stroke, hearing loss, brain injuries, long—term illnesses, respiratory illnesses, head/neck cancer, or diseases like Parkinson’s or dementia. Our SLPs are also certified in voice therapy for Parkinson’s Disease.
Learn more about Parkinson’s Disease and speech therapy from Karen Newcomb, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist at Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services:
Is Speech Therapy for you?
Talk to your doctor about your concerns and ask for a referral to Nanticoke Rehabilitation Services, for “Better Rehab, Better Results.”