Speech and Language Therapy

The inpatient and outpatient speech department at Genesis offer services tailored to meet the needs of patients needing rehabilitation for a variety of diagnoses, including stroke, brain tumor, neurological conditions, neuromuscular disease, head and neck surgery, and any other condition that affects daily tasks.

The licensed speech-language pathologists work with orders from your physician to ensure the best possible care. Speech-language pathologists treat cognitive deficits in various areas, such as orientation, attention, memory, reasoning, problem-solving, and/or safety awareness. Speech-language pathologists assess and treat swallowing disorders, speech and voice disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders.

Conditions we treat

Speech therapy involves treating muscles and functions from the neck up, including swallowing, speech/language and memory. The speech-language pathologists at Genesis will evaluate and treat patients, developing a plan of care individualized to each patient’s needs, and implement a variety of techniques and exercises to improve and enhance functional skills.

  • Aphasia (difficulty reading, speaking or writing)
  • Memory loss
  • Apraxia (motor, movement or speech disorder)
  • Neurological conditions
  • Asperger's
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Pediatric disorders
  • Brain injury speech rehabilitation
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Brain tumor speech rehabilitation
  • Speech developmental delays
  • Cognitive communication disorders
  • Stroke speech rehabilitation
  • Dysarthria (slurred or slow speech)
  • Stuttering
  • Dysphagia (trouble swallowing)
  • Voice disorders
  • Feeding disorders

Treatments and procedures

During your speech therapy sessions, our speech-language pathologists will use a variety of techniques based upon your therapy treatment plan. The type of exercises a patient need will depend on their diagnosis, physical limitations, cognitive status, and specific symptoms. Our speech and language therapy treatments include:

  • Compensatory strategies to enhance functional skills and decrease symptoms
  • Diet texture changes, when necessary, to increase safety
  • Cognitive communication disorders
  • Exercises to improve functioning of swallowing muscles
  • Exercises to increase mental flexibility and improve skills
  • Exercises to strengthen the speech muscles
  • Speaking strategies to improve speech intelligibility

Make an appointment for a speech assessment

Outpatient speech therapy is available at Genesis Outpatient Rehabilitation, Genesis Pediatric Rehab, Genesis HealthCenter-New Concord and the Genesis Perry County Medical Center in Somerset. For more information about our outpatient speech therapy services, call Genesis Rehabilitation Services at (740) 455-5151.

Speech therapy is also available for patients in the hospital. If you’d like information about our inpatient speech therapy services please call today.