At Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, one of PA’s most comprehensive rehab hospitals, we provide expert diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, cognitive and swallowing disorders. Lead by Master’s level licensed and certified speech pathologists, our team works closely and collaboratively with patients, family and the extended therapy team. This multi-disciplinary approach to rehabilitation—at both the inpatient and outpatient rehab level—makes a tremendous difference in a patient’s recovery.
Speech therapy: Our approach
For patients who have had a neurological event like spinal cord injury, brain injury or stroke, or who have a neuromuscular disorder like Parkinson’s, speech, language and swallowing therapy are often key components to treatment. This therapy can include swallowing strategies and exercises, vocabulary exercises, articulation practice, attention and memory exercises, reading and writing. After evaluating a patient’s speech, language, cognition and swallowing, our experienced and compassionate speech pathologists take a creative approach in developing a customized therapy plan for their inpatient stay or outpatient rehab. If needed, we can prescribe augmentative communication devices like simple communication boards and computerized communication devices.
Speech therapy treatment at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital covers a range of conditions, including:
- Issues with listening, reading, writing or speaking (Aphasia)
- Issues with memory, organization or thinking skills (cognitive/linguistic)
- Pronunciation disorders (Apraxia)
- Slurred speech (Dysarthria)
- Swallowing disorders (Dysphagia)
- Fluency disorders
- Voice disorders
Aphasia support group
This group is designed for people with aphasia to enhance communication and social skills. The group is facilitated by a speech-language pathologist who will assist with group interaction or when there is a breakdown in communication. The objective of the group is to provide a forum for participants to share the frustrations and challenges of aphasia as well as their solutions and to develop social connections.
The aphasia support group meets the first and third Tuesday of the month from 12:00–12:45 pm in the Horticultural Center. For more information, call 484.596.5602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speech therapy is incorporated into many patient therapy plans, particularly patients who have had a stroke or neurologic condition. We customize our approach based on our patients’ fluency, speech and swallowing. No matter the condition, patients receive one-on-one therapy set at an appropriate pace for them.
Every patient’s progress depends on their condition and its severity. For many patients, speech therapy is just one aspect of their rehabilitation and can be phased out as they strengthen their speaking or swallowing skills.
For patients seeking outpatient speech therapy, we have a range of convenient locations throughout Philadelphia’s western suburbs.