A qualified Speech/Language Pathologist can assist with specific exercises to improve the clarity, rate, timing, and pacing of speech, and assist with retraining language in order to retrieve and organize language for clear communication. The compromised communication of an adult experiencing any of these stroke, disease, or surgery-related conditions requires increased patience both by the speaker and the listener. It is important that significant adults be included in the therapy process. Their support is often essential in the success of goals in treatment.
Currently, the Hearing and Speech Center offers services to evaluate and treat adults with cochlear implants. We have extensive counseling and support services for adults with hearing loss. For adults with speech and/or language disorders related to other problems or issues discussed above (e.g. aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, dysphagia), we currently refer them to another clinic or agency for evaluation and treatment.