Physical Therapy

Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology

All Portland and Vancouver-based Legacy hospitals offer expert and comprehensive speech-language pathology evaluations and therapy. After our speech-language pathologist evaluates your communication abilities, we'll design a personalized treatment plan to help you compensate for deficits. For our Silverton area patients, we coordinate referrals to locally based speech therapists. 

 

Conditions treated

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Parkinson's
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Brain tumor

 

Our programs

Learn new skills with:

  • Auditory comprehension
  • Augmentative communication
  • Graphics
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Speech intelligibility
  • Verbal expression
  • Voice and fluency speech disorders

We help with cognitive skills using tasks that help build:

  • Memory
  • Organization
  • Orientation
  • Problem-solving
  • Sequencing
  • Attention

Dysphagia management includes evaluation of swallowing abilities, selection of appropriate diet textures and training in compensation techniques to maximize swallowing safety.

  • Modified barium swallow studies
  • Vital stim therapy
  • Flexible fiberoptic examination of swallowing (FEES)

Need help?
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 503-413-3707 in Oregon or 360-487-3750 in Washington.

 

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