Speech Therapy Services
When speech, language and cognitive skills work cohesively, they produce effective communication. Disorders that affect these areas include stroke, acquired brain injury, degenerative/progressive disease, voice disorders, other neurological disorders, autism spectrum disorder, respiratory/cardiac disorders, and head/neck cancer.
To book a consultation with a speech therapist and to see how we can help you or your loved ones, please contact us at 541.600.2028
At a Glance
Our speech therapists use comprehensive assessments and therapy techniques to identify and treat a variety of speech, language, and swallowing conditions. Services provided include:
• Current and future needs
• Level of functioning
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• Oral motor control
• Speech quality and production
• Swallowing ability
• Vocal quality and control
• Augmentative/alternative communication
• Language (i.e., verbal expression, comprehension, reading, writing, and social language)
• Cognition (e.g., memory, attention, safety awareness, visual-spatial skills) voice production (e.g., strengthening,
improved quality, and increased preservation)
Speech therapy involves many different components, including:
Communication: essential for expressing daily needs and exchanging thoughts and ideas with others.
Language expression and comprehension involve the ability to convey and understand messages orally, written, or through gestures and facial expressions. Speech rate, volume, precision, phrasing, and vocal quality all contribute to being understood.
Cognition: thinking skills, including awareness of one’s surroundings (concepts of time, person, and place), executive functioning (attention, planning, sequencing, etc), memory recall, the ability to solve problems, and visual-spatial skills.
When speech, language and cognitive skills work cohesively, they produce effective communication. Disorders that affect these areas include stroke, acquired brain injury, degenerative/progressive disease, voice overuse, other neurological disorders, autism spectrum disorder, respiratory/cardiac disorders, and head/neck cancer.
Swallowing: as necessary to life as breathing. Patients experiencing difficulties swallowing have a condition called dysphagia, which affects an estimated 15 million Americans. Types of dysphagia are preparatory, the ability to feed oneself; oral, involving difficulty chewing and preparing food in the mouth; pharyngeal, involving difficulty with protecting the airway from aspiration; and esophageal, difficulty with food passing through the esophagus. Clients with any of the above disorders/diseases are at risk for developing a swallowing disorder.
Signs of a swallowing disorder may include:
• Coughing or choking when eating
• Messy eating
• Excessive throat clearing
• Gurgly/wet voice while eating
• Pain during swallow
• Sudden weight loss
• Inadequate chewing or holding food in the mouth
• Pneumonia or respiratory changes
The following insurance policies are covered:
• Trillium Medicare
• Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
• Pacific Source
• Health Net
• Kaiser Perminente
• Railroad Medicare
If paying in cash, payment options are available. Contact us here to discuss your options.