Speech Therapy

Odom Rehab’s Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) are passionate about providing evidenced-based assessment and treatment approaches to diagnose and treat communication and swallowing disorders. The scope of practice for SLP encompasses speech, language, cognitive, voice and swallowing domains. The focus of the SLP team is to ensure patients have as much control and dignity as possible to effectively communicate, participate fully with daily activities and be able to enjoy eating and drinking as safely as possible. SLPs aim to identify the patient’s abilities and use them to empower patients to maximize their independence and quality of life.

Scope of Practice Includes

Diagnosis of Communication barriers
Diagnosis of Swallowing Disorders
Speech and Language Assessments (speaking, listening, reading, writing, processing, pragmatics)
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Assessments
Communication Strategy Training
Cognitive Assessments
Memory loss Compensatory Strategies
Training for Memory, Attention, Problem Solving
Addressing Executive Functioning Deficits
CVA Rehab (chronic and acute)
Parkinson’s Disease Management
Voice Assessments
Dysphagia (swallowing) Assessments
Restorative Dysphagia Treatment
Compensatory Strategy Training to Improve Swallow Safety
Diet Recommendations
Behavior Management
Dementia Management
Patient and Caregiver Education