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Speech/Language Therapy

Wood County Hospital Speech Therapists provide individualized evaluation and treatment of a variety of speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders for both pediatric and adult patients. Some of the impairments and disorders include:

  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Articulation/Phonological Disorders
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Cognitive Communication
  • Feeding/Swallowing
  • Fluency Disorders/Stuttering
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Oral-Motor Disorders/Tongue Thrust
  • Pragmatic Language (social language)
  • Reading/Literacy Disorders
  • Receptive and Expressive Language Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Voice Disorders

Specialized Services

Kaufman Speech Praxis Treatment

Teaches children with apraxia of speech the easiest way of saying words until they have motor-speech coordination.

PECS

The Picture Exchange Communication System is a unique augmentative/alternate training program that teaches children and adults with autism and communication deficits to initiate communication.

VitalStim Therapy System

This system is a non-invasive therapy to help swallowing through the use of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES). Electrical stimulation is used to aid muscle strengthening and muscle recruitment to rehabilitate the swallow.