Speech therapy and pathology are designed to help individuals with communication or swallowing disorders.
What is it?
These treatment programs of speech therapy and pathology are designed to help those with problems communicating and swallowing. Speech therapy and pathology offer opportunities such as exercises, therapy, and techniques for improving such functions.
What should I do to prepare?
An appointment is necessary to assess the severity of communication or swallowing problems before the appropriate treatment or therapy can be recommended. Patients should present any questions or concerns to related to speech or communication problems.
What happens during the process?
The patient may be introduced to activities that will improve the ability to communicate and swallow. These practices will stimulate processes of chewing, swallowing, and articulating, among other actions. The patient may be asked to repeat these exercises to observe improvement and to follow nutrition guidelines.
What are the risks and potential complications?
With a prescribed nutritional plan, there may be risks of food allergy, aspiration, and choking associated with speech therapy/pathology.
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