Neurological disorders such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS, etc., as well as head injuries and certain cancers, can often impact on a persons’ cognition, ability to communicate, and/or swallow.
Long Beach Medical Center’s Speech Language Pathology program helps rehabilitate or correct speech, language, voice and/or swallowing impairments that are a result of a disability, injury or illness.
Our licensed Speech Language Pathologist, certified in clinical competency, provides personalized attention as well as the latest treatment techniques in order to help a patient improve or overcome cognitive, communication and/or swallowing deficits.
While many patients may have similarities in their therapy needs, no two patients are alike. Our treatment approach is individualized, beginning with a detailed assessment by our speech language pathologist. Based upon the results of this assessment, our speech language pathologist develops goals and designs a most effective treatment strategy to maximize a person’s ability to function.
Treatment options include:
Treatment of aphasia or loss of speech and language due to stroke, head injury, degenerative neurological diseases, etc.
Articulation or treatment for dysarthria
Voice (post surgical laryngectomy or patients with hoarseness). Including the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Training program for patients with Parkinson’s Disease
Communication or cognitive difficulties resulting from brain injury or stroke
Cognitive strategies for patients with neurological disorders, degenerative dementia or Alzheimer’s disease
Swallowing or treatment of dysphagia, including video fluoroscopy (barium swallow assessments at our state-of- the-art diagnostic imaging suite).
For more information on Speech Language Pathology services at Long Beach Medical Center, please call Joy Minkoff, M.A. CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathology Supervisor at 516-897-1394.
Department of Speech Language Pathology
at Long Beach Medical Center
375 E. Bay Drive
Long Beach, NY 11561