Speech, Language and Swallowing Therapy
- 12. July 2018 - Information
Speech and language therapy treats all types of aphasia, dysarthria and communication disorders. Personal one-on-one therapy is combined with group communication exercises. We put special emphasis on integrating the patient’s personal topic of interest (e.g. hobbies, profession) into the therapy. Transcranial DC stimulation is routinely used as an adjunct to facilitate learning.
Swallowing training is about addressing disorders of oral transport, oral sensation, reflex triggering, aspiration prevention and coordinated swallowing reflexes. Swallowing therapists work closely with nutrition specialists to provide a diet which not only accounts for health-related requirements, but has the optimal consistency to avoid aspiration and still offers an excellent taste experience.
Swallowing therapy is accompanied by fiber-optic examinations of swallowing (FEES) to characterise the specific deficit.