Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy

Speech therapists work with patients to correct speech or swallowing disorders and help restore language and communication skills.

Many of our patients come to us after a brain injury, neuromuscular diseases, stroke, or other injury or illness. Based on each patient's unique needs and goals, the speech pathologist will develop a program with exercises and activities to strengthen muscles, sharpen speech, and improve reading, recall, and listening skills. Based on each patient's unique needs, the speech therapist will develop a program with the exercises and activities to meet patient goals.

Our speech therapists also work with cognitive communication impairments such as attention, memory, and problem-solving disorders.

Contact Information

Allied Health Services - Rehabilitation
VNA of Care New England
51 Health Lane
Warwick, RI 02886
P: (401) 737-6050
F: (401) 737-3084
E: info@vnacarenewengland.org

Our speech therapists help patients:

  • Improve clarity of speech
  • Improve reading, communication, and language skills
  • Understand safe swallowing strategies
  • Participate in LSVT LOUD treatment for individuals with Parkinson’s disease

What would a speech therapist help me with at home?

Our therapists will assist you with strategies to help if you have swallowing problems, provide therapy to improve speech and comprehension problems, and assist recovering stroke patients to regain their speech patterns.

Individual treatment plans are designed to:
  • Re-teach speaking.
  • Reading or writing.
  • Improve auditory comprehension.
  • Memory and judgment skills.
  • Strengthen oral muscles for speech and swallowing.
  • Develop alternative communication systems.
Common problems resulting in a referral for speech therapy include:
  • Swallowing.
  • Speech intelligibility.
  • Auditory and reading comprehension.
  • Verbal fluency or word finding.
  • Cognitive ability.
  • Functional communication.
  • Voice disorders.