Communication Disorders and Sciences

Speech-Language Services

Adults

working with adults Speech Language Evaluation and Swallowing Evaluations

A speech language evaluation for an adult is tailored to the nature of the complaint and associated diagnosis. For example, if the complaint is stuttering or voice, the evaluation will be very different than for individuals who has suffered a stroke or traumatic brain injury. The main components of an evaluation can include:
    articulation
    language comprehension
    verbal expression
    voice
    fluency of speech
    oral-peripheral examination of the speech structures
    hearing screening
A swallowing evaluation is very specific to the swallowing process and to the function of the oral peripheral mechanism.

Therapy is provided at the Youngerman Center for a wide variety of disorders in the adult. Once the evaluation is completed, a consultation and written report will detail the results of the evaluation. If therapy is recommended, the report will include recommended goals to remediate the disorder.

Summary of speech language services for children and adults
The Youngerman Center provides services to children and adults who are experiencing a communication or swallowing problem such as:
  • delay in speech language development
  • articulation disorders
  • stuttering
  • voice problems/laryngectomy
  • aphasia due to stroke
  • cognitive/linguistic impairment due to traumatic brain injury
  • swallowing problems
  • hearing loss
  • central auditory processing problems
  • cleft palate

 


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