Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.

Our Speech-Language Pathologists work to promote our clients optimal social communication skills in addition to swallowing, speech, language, voice, and cognitive abilities.

As one form of Speech-Language Therapy, we visit a music studio to work on voice, volume, and articulation skills. Visual cue cards are utilized by the Speech-Language Pathologist to promote functional recall of the client-written song lyrics. Afterwards, clients are able to listen to their individual performances and evaluate their overall progress since their last visit to the studio.

Pictured here is a non-verbal client using an augmentative alternative communication device (AAC) during a natural discourse task. This device serves as her primary mode of communication. The Speech Language Pathologist is providing verbal and visual cues to assist the client in using appropriate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. This helps with functional text-to-speech communication.

Training to help people with speech and language problems to speak more clearly. However, this modality extends beyond the restoration or enhancement of human speech. Many among the catastrophically injured suffer severe problems with swallowing, saliva management and over all throat health. These can be impediments to recovery. As a result, Care First ensures there is always a multi-focused approach to ensure we are serving the whole person. It should be noted that speech services can be billed using timed and untimed billing codes. We ensure the servicing insurer is billed based upon their preference, although the definition and execution of services is the same.

Specializing in auto accident rehabilitation. Serving people with brain and spinal cord injuries.