Sage Rehabilitation Hospital’s speech and language pathologists provide the highest quality of swallowing, language, voice, and cognitive services designed to meet each individual patient’s needs.
Techniques to accelerate recovery time include:
- Vital Stim- VitalStim Therapy is a safe and effective treatment for patients suffering with difficulty swallowing or dysphagia. Vital Stim is a non-invasive, external electrical stimulation therapy.
- Traditional Swallowing Therapy- Compensatory strategy training, swallowing exercises, diet modification, and positioning recommendation
- Tracheostomy care- Speech Therapists are trained in the use of the Passy-Muir speaking valve, a medical device that proved tracheostomized patients the ability to achieve voicing and improved communication.
- Cognitive Training- Remediative and compensatory cognitive training is delivered to improve safety in the home, improve function with daily activities, and address memory and executive function deficits that effect mobility and basic care needs of the patient.