What is speech therapy?

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Speech therapy aims to improve or restore a patient’s ability to communicate and understand the spoken and written word. For patients with impaired chewing and swallowing, speech therapy targets muscle retraining and compensatory strategies to prevent choking, coughing and food from sticking in the mouth or throat.

Why choose UCHealth for speech therapy?

In our multiple Front Range facilities, our expert speech therapists treat mild to severe speech, language, and voice disorders. We also treat dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) with the most advanced treatments.

Conditions we treat
  • Post-stroke language and speech-related rehabilitation
  • Cognitive disorders involving processing, memory, and reasoning
  • Laryngectomy (removal of voicebox)
  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
  • Voice disorders, such as chronic hoarseness
  • Functional breathing disorders, such as paradoxical vocal fold motion
  • Cochlear implants: training to get the most out of your implants
Specialized services

Speech and language therapy

Treatment to restore verbal and nonverbal communication for patients with all levels of speech and language disorders.

Cognitive therapy

Treatment to restore cognitive function loss such as memory, information processing, and reasoning resulting from trauma or a neurologic condition.

Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) diagnosis and therapy

Comprehensive evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders. Incorporates advanced treatments, such as VitalStim therapy, flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallow and modified barium swallow.

Voice therapy

Treatment for patients with chronic hoarseness. Specialized care for the professional voice, and voice restoration treatment after laryngectomy.

Aural rehabilitation

Training in listening and understanding after cochlear implant or hearing aid placement.

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