Speech and language pathologists at Greenwich Hospital evaluate and treat speech, language and voice disorders in people of all ages. Known for their experience and expertise, these specialists use many of the most advanced techniques available for training and rehabilitation. Patients can access a full range of services for various disorders including:
Speech Conditions We Treat
- Aphasia (after stroke or from head trauma)
- Articulation problems
- Autism Spectrum disorders
- Early childhood speech/language delays
- Language learning disabilities
- Oral-motor dysfunction
- Swallowing problems
- Voice problems
Parkinson's Voice Training
The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) program was specifically designed to help people with Parkinson’s disease speak more clearly. Its primary focus is to strengthen the voice. The therapy includes an intensive 4-week course of one-on-one therapy. Patients also must practice voice exercises at home twice a day. When therapy ends, home practice continues 3-5 times a week to maintain improvement.
Voice Therapy for Vocal Cord Nodules
Vocal nodules are small, benign (noncancerous) growths that form on both vocal cords. The nodules develop from damage caused by repeated pressure on the same area .The voice of a person who has vocal nodules usually sounds hoarse and slightly breathy.
Therapy for vocal cord nodules helps patients reduce the strain on their voice. In addition to behavior changes, patients may learn to alter their pitch, loudness and breathing. Stress reduction techniques and relaxation exercises are often taught as well.