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									                                                                                                                          Speech & Language Pathology
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           Carolinas Rehabilitation                                                               Pineville
              1100 Blythe Blvd.                                                                10620 Park Rd.
             Charlotte, NC 28203                                                                  Suite 200
                                                                                             Charlotte, NC 28210

                Huntersville                            704-355-3558                              University
             16455 Statesville Rd.                                                           101 W.T. Harris Blvd.
                  Suite 300                    1-877-REHAB51 (1-877-734-2251)                     Suite 5304
            Huntersville, NC 28078              www.carolinasrehabilitation.org              Charlotte, NC 28562
  Carolinas Rehabilitation Speech & Language Pathology Services
S   peech and language pathology services are part of Carolinas
Rehabilitation, a nationally recognized healthcare network that provides
                                                                                             Specialized Services                             Videostroboscopy is a useful and state-of-
                                                                                                                                              the-art technique that examines the larynx
                                                                                             for Children                                     or voice box. Lee Silverman Voice Therapy
comprehensive rehabilitative inpatient and outpatient services                                                                                is used to treat individuals with Parkinson’s
throughout the region.                                                                       Speech and language pathologists who             Disease and other neurological disorders.
                                                                                             work with children have specialized
                                               Each patient is evaluated by a speech         training in feeding problems, alternative
Treatment                                      and language pathologist, a highly trained    or augmentative communication, hearing
                                                                                                                                              Laryngectomy is a general surgical
                                                                                                                                              procedure used to remove a tumor from
Within Reach                                   healthcare professional who develops a        impairment/cochlear implants and voice           the larynx. Following a laryngectomy,
                                               treatment plan to maximize speech and         disorders. For example, infants and              speech and language pathologists can help
Carolinas Rehabilitation treats a vast         language functioning. All speech and          toddlers may receive speech therapy if they      restore a patient’s ability to communicate.
array of problems that affect speech           language pathologists possess a master’s      have feeding and swallowing problems             Different evaluations are available for
production, swallowing, understanding,         degree, and Carolinas HealthCare System       or need assistance in developing verbal          speech enhancement, fluency and accent
expressive language and thinking skills.       requires that speech and language             communication. Preschool children may            reduction. For example, SpeechEasy™ is
These speech and language rehabilitative       pathologists obtain a Certificate of           also require extra help to learn basic skills,   a small, advanced device that is a proven       in therapy treatment depends upon            and family members receive consultation
              services are provided to         Clinical Competence from the American         such as communicating wants and needs.           effective treatment option used in speech       what the individual needs to gain            time to discuss the goals they hope to
                   individuals ranging         Speech, Language and Hearing                  School-age children often go to speech           therapy to help adults and children reduce      independence. On the first visit, the         acheive during treatment. Patients receiving
                      from infancy             Association, as well as have a professional   therapy to learn to correct articulation         stuttering and improve fluency.                  therapist discusses which treatments his     more than one therapy can expect
                         through geriatrics.   license to practice.                          errors and improve language skills.                                                              or her patient needs and how long they       treatment coordination of care between

                                                                                             Specialized Services                             Frequently                                      should expect to be in therapy. Generally,
                                                                                                                                                                                              patients are seen two to three times per
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           disciplines. Home exercise programs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           or activities to reinforce skills will be
                                                                                             for Adults                                       Asked Questions                                 week during a three to 12-week period.       addressed during treatment sessions,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and educational materials are provided
                                                                                                                                              How long does it take                           What should be expected                      to improve the patient’s understanding
                                                                                                  Adults may see a speech and language
                                                                                                    pathologist if they have an injury
                                                                                                                                              for speech treatments?                          in speech therapy sessions?                  and awareness of problems. In addition,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           patients are continually encouraged to
                                                                                                      to their brain or a disease process     Each individual’s case and circumstance         Each patient receives personal care from     safely increase involvement in home
                                                                                                       that affects communication,            is different; therefore, the length of time     a speech and language pathologist. Patient   and community activities.
                                                                                                        swallowing and/or thinking
                                                                                                        abilities and prevents normal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Speech and language pathology is
                                                                                                        engagement in daily activities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           within your reach at convenient locations
                                                                                                       Voice evaluation and treatment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           throughout the region. For more
                                                                                                      are also offered.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           information about speech and language
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           services, call Carolinas Rehabilitation
                                                                                                   Speech and language pathologists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           at 704-355-3558 or 1-877-734-2251.
                                                                                                    are trained to provide testing
                                                                                                        and therapies for a variety
                                                                                                           of speech conditions.
                                                                                                            For example, VitalStim™
                                                                                                             Therapy uses small
                                                                                                               electrical currents to
                                                                                                                 stimulate muscles
                                                                                                                   responsible for
                                                                                                                    swallowing.

								
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