Christiana Care Rehabilitation
Speech therapy can help adults and children with speech, language and hearing disorders to communicate effectively. Speech therapy is often indicated in the course of recovery from an injury or disease, or from a laryngectomy. It can help people to overcome developmental challenges or speech impediments, including stuttering, apraxia, dysarthria and others.
Speech-therapy services include individual and group treatment. Group treatment provides patients with the opportunity to practice language skills and boost confidence in a nurturing environment.
Treatment for swallowing disorders
Our evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders includes the use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation, which helps to strengthen the muscles used to swallow. Evaluations for swallow disorders include videofluoroscopic swallow evaluation and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallow (FEES).
Treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease
Our speech-language pathologists certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) can help patients with Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders to speak with confidence and clarity. Through intensive voice exercises, this method teaches patients to be aware of sensory feedback from their voice and increase the volume and variation of their speech.
Accent Reduction Program
The Accent Reduction Program helps foreign-born individuals improve their spoken English. Program participants receive an initial evaluation that assesses articulation, intelligibility, sound discrimination, vocal stress and intonation, plus overall English language usage. From this assessment, a speech language pathologist who is certified in foreign-accent reduction prepares a customized instruction program that includes practice of appropriate word stress and sentence intonation patterns, review of selected gramatical concepts, and instruction in sound discrimination and standard English pronounciation. Sessions are conducted on an individual or group basis. Participants also receive a CD/DVD program for home practice.
|Outpatient Rehabilitation Services|
Medical Arts Pavilion 2, Suite 1205