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Meridian Speech Therapy

Treatment for Speech & Swallowing Disorders

When a disability or illness interferes with your ability to speak or swallow, the licensed and certified speech therapists at Anderson can help you participate fully in life again. One of our speech therapists will conduct a comprehensive evaluation and establish a therapy plan to meet your personal goals for using and understanding language, feeding and swallowing. The dedicated team’s goal is to use advanced assessment and therapeutic techniques to return you to the highest level of function possible for a more satisfying life.

Speech Therapy Team

The speech therapy team includes licensed speech therapists that assess and treat people from birth to old age who are experiencing diverse communication and swallowing disorders caused by a number of conditions, including:

  • Concussion
  • Cognitive disorders
  • Developmental disorders
  • Feeding issues
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Neurological disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
  • Stroke
  • Swallowing and voice disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Vocal cord dysfunction

Speech Therapists

Speech therapists use a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach in diagnosing and treating communication and swallowing disorders. Your individualized treatment plan will be based on your specific needs and goals, but could include education and training in the following areas:

  • Articulation and language rehabilitation
  • Voice assessment and treatment
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Head and neck cancer rehabilitation (focused on speech and swallowing)
  • Assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders
  • Videofluoroscopic swallowing evaluations
  • Geriatric feeding rehabilitation
  • VitalStim® to stimulate muscle activity necessary for functional swallowing
  • Pediatric feeding therapy
  • Pediatric screenings for speech development, fine motor skills and sensory processing issues
  • Family education, caretaker education