Speech Therapy

Preventing Cognitive Decline With Aging

Celebrating Better Speech and Hearing Month Speech language pathologists address concerns related to communication and swallowing, but what about when someone presents with cognitive deficits? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are currently 50 million people worldwide with dementia and that number is expected to triple by 2050.  Dementia affects an individual’s cognitive…

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Swallowing Restrictions vs. Patient Wishes: Tips when patient also has cognitive deficits like Dementia

Swallowing

As a Speech-Language Pathologist, you have most likely come across a difficult situation like the following. You get a referral for a dementia patient who has swallowing difficulties. You determine they are aspirating on thin liquids, can no longer effectively chew regular solids, are having difficulty processing how to feed themselves, and are not getting through…

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Better Hearing and Speech Month: It’s all about communication

Communication

May is officially Better Hearing and Speech Month. This is the perfect time to take a moment to think about how communication is essential in day-to-day life. Answering a phone call, listening to a lecture, talking with loved ones, ordering a meal, and laughing at a joke: all of these activities involve communication. Speech, language, hearing, reading,…

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Communication and ALS: The New Frontier

HealthDay News recently discussed a new study that is on the very frontier of utilizing brain imaging to help those with locked-in syndrome communicate. A new development in brain imaging and computer technology may be key in helping people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, communicate while being “locked-in.” Using…

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Great News!

We have had several successful grass roots efforts at the end of 2016! Firstly, HB 350 passed (as an amendment to HB 463), requiring fully insured health insurance plans to cover the treatment of autism. Did you know that Ohio was one of only 6 states left who had NOT passed legislation that required fully insured health insurance…

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