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Speech therapy Owings Mills, MD is a vital part of overall stroke therapy adult Maryland; most adults who have had strokes will need to have some type of speech therapy incorporated into their overall stroke therapy as part of the recovery process. The reason for this is that the areas of the brain affected by a stroke can impact your ability to talk, communicate, as well as swallow and eat. The following are 3 common ways that speech therapy Owings Mills, MD can benefit stroke therapy adult Maryland.

Swallowing and eating

A stroke may affect a person’s ability to swallow and eat normally. Speech therapy can address and help alleviate swallowing and eating problems by helping that person gain more control over their ability to swallow. Other concerns that come along with difficulty swallowing, such as drooling, will also be addressed by this type of therapy.

Articulation

Another concern that many people who have had a stroke will face is difficulty articulating words; articulation problems are caused by difficulty formulating speech sounds which make up words. Therapy which targets articulation can help people who have had a stroke relearn how to formulate sounds and words, thus regaining the ability to express themselves.

Vocal control

Some people who have had a stroke may experience diminished vocal control, such as speaking loud and clear enough for other people to understand them. Therapy which targets difficulties with resonance and clarity can be used to help improve problems with diminished vocal control.

Speech therapy for older persons living in assisted-living homes

It is known too many healthcare providers who have worked with us in the past few years that Total Speech Therapy’s lead SLP Ms. Yasminah Abdullah’s has placed a particular focus on treating older indivisuals with speech irregularities or impairment. Because of Ms. Abdullah’s training, past work experience and community involvement we’ve been heavily involved in evaluating and treating patients in assisted-living communities and from the geriatric population.

The evaluation and treatment services we provide to adults in assisted-living homes covers diagnosis such as:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Neuromuscular speech disorders resulting from Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and other conditions (F e., Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome)
  • Geriatric-related conditions (patient/family education and counseling for Dementia)

We Understand our Patient’s Needs

Here at Total Speech therapy, we understand that the process of adapting to and overcoming communication challenges can seem overwhelming, both for the person dealing with the affliction, as well as for his or her family. This keen awareness is demonstrated in our compassion for people and trying our best to help them achieve optimum communication.
Through years clinical experience we’ve achieved excellent treatment results especially in the areas of the brain and nervous system disorders that inhibit communication, motor speech disorders, difficulties with swallowing, and cognitive-communication issues.
We Travel To You!

In our years of experience, we have seen significant treatment results when we are able to work with patients in their own environments. Traveling to the patient allows us to interact and work with them in a comfortable and familiar setting, which produces optimal results. Another benefit of having mobile therapists is that we have an opportunity to communicate with the primary healthcare providers, which enables us to work effectively within the targets set for the patient.
Credentials

Total Speech-Language Pathologists, hold the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA’s) certification of clinical competence (CCC-SLP) and are licensed by the state of Maryland to provide speech-language pathology services, we participate in continuing education in order to ensure the most up-to-date knowledge, skills and abilities; in order to provide the highest quality therapy services.
Financial Arrangements

Total Speech Therapy Services participates in Medicare and most of the major insurance carriers, managed care organizations, etc. An office manager can answer any further questions patients/physicians have regarding insurance at the time of the referral.