From mouth exercises and assistive technology to food textures and musical stimulation, there's much more to speech therapy than just helping someone who is having difficulty speaking. In fact, a speech-language pathologist (SLP) can create a customizable treatment plan for both children and adult patients who need help with speech, communication, or sometimes even swallowing.
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Established in 1897, the expansive Washington Health System (WHS) provides compassionate patient and family-centered care in over 40 facilities throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. Since then, their commitment to delivering the highest quality of care has positioned themselves as a leader in healthcare safety and valued patient experiences.
Founded in 1991, MedCare Pediatric Group is a multi-location practice that boasts a comprehensive range of nursing and therapy services for children with special medical or developmental needs. For the past 25 years, MedCare’s mission has been to enhance the lives of children every day with individualized physician directed care.
People of all ages with a wide range of health conditions need care from an expert therapist, but finding the right provider can sometimes be confusing. Although therapies may share some naming conventions or have similar end goals, there are four primary therapy specialties that are most frequently employed to help people living with disabilities, injuries and illnesses: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language and applied behavioral analysis.