UW Health speech therapists in Madison, Wisconsin, evaluate patients with communication difficulties, poor verbal expression, impaired cognitive or auditory comprehension and swallowing disorders, and patients who have recently suffered cerebrovascular injuries.
About Speech Therapy
Speech and language therapy can provide a critical role to help individuals improve skills and communicate more effectively. Our therapists use a variety of techniques to help clients improve their communication and cognitive abilities.
Individuals with a wide variety of diagnoses or injuries may develop communication or cognitive deficits and can benefit from speech and language therapy. Common disorders include, but are not limited to:
- Brain injury: Traumatic, brain tumor resection, aneurysm
- Parkinson's disease
- Multiple sclerosis
Assessments and treatments for:
- Verbal expression: Speaking smoothly and with normal speed, speaking loudly and clearly, finding the correct words
- Cognitive function: Attention/concentration, memory, thought organization, problem solving and reasoning
- Language comprehension: Understanding auditory information such as conversations, watching television or talking on the phone, reading and understanding written information such as newspapers, menus, bills, magazines or books
UW Health offers SPEAK OUT!®, a program for individuals with Parkinson's and related neurologic disorders. This program is a specific therapy approach directed at strengthening the muscles used for speaking and to teach patients how to speak with intent and deliberation. To learn more about this program visit http://parkinsonvoiceproject.org/ and contact the Rehabilitation Clinic for additional information.