Monticello Speech Language Pathologist Services
Have you ever thought about how much more difficult your life would be
if you could not communicate clearly? People with speech disorders do
not have to wonder, it is a struggle they live with every day. Speech
therapy is an amazing program that helps children and adults, many of
whom have suffered lifelong difficulties with speech, learn how to better
communicate and express themselves.
The Speech Therapy department at Kirby Medical Center offers the expertise
and personal services of a licensed speech pathologist who works with
both adults and children. We provide speech therapy services on both an
inpatient and outpatient basis.
How Speech Therapy Works
Speech therapy is more than correcting the typical lisp. Communication-based
speech therapy programs help children and adults produce speech that is
understandable. That development can help express their needs and interact
appropriately with others as they develop in the speech therapy sessions.
Speech therapy can help with:
- Stuttering and stammering
- Volume control
- Stroke recovery
- Patient’s ability to understand speech
Speech pathologists use a variety of techniques to determine what the patient’s
exact disorder is. Their evaluation covers the patient’s ability
to articulate and fluently string words together. If the patient has difficulty
eating, a speech pathologist can also create swallow-based programs that
assist patients with swallowing disorders and diet consistency modification.
Speech Therapy Local to Piatt County
Kirby Medical Center meets unique speech therapy needs in our community
in a cost effective manner. Our speech therapy department is committed
to evaluation, assessment, education, and motivational strategies in the
therapeutic process to guide each patient toward success.
For more information on the Speech Therapy program at Kirby Medical Center,
call (217) 762-1830.