We tell stories, share jokes, and collaborate on big projects together.
But sometimes, through accident, illness or exposure, our ability to speak or hear may become impaired. The stories cannot be told or heard, and we find ourselves feeling increasingly isolated.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
The professional staff at the Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology Department have helped thousands of patients get back to more effective communication.
If you are finding it increasingly difficult to speak or hear, please call us at 740.393.9088. We want to help you.
Speech/Language Pathology & Audiology
Monday - Friday | 8 am - 5 pm
The Center for Rehabilitation & Wellness
1330 Coshocton Avenue
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
Director | Debra Romas, MBA, CCC-SLP
Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation (DPNS)
A non-invasive, electrical stimulation therapy for individuals who have difficulty swallowing.
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD ®)
LSVT LOUD® is an effective speech treatment for individuals with Parkinson disease (PD) and other neurological conditions. LSVT LOUD®, named for Mrs. Lee Silverman (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment – LSVT) was developed in 1987 and has been scientifically studied for nearly 20 years with funding support from the National Institute for Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) of the National Institutes of Health. Published research data support improvements in vocal loudness, intonation, and voice quality for individuals with PD who received LSVT LOUD®, with improvements maintained up to two years after treatment. Recent research studies have also documented the effectiveness of this therapy in improving the common problems of disordered articulation, diminished facial expression and impaired swallowing. Additionally, two brain imaging studies have documented evidence of positive changes in the brain following administration of the therapy.
VitalStim® Therapy is designed to help swallowing through the use of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES). Electrical stimulation is used to aid muscle strengthening to rehabilitate the swallow. The sensory stimulation that is provided also helps muscle recruitment and swallowing function.
References: http://www.lsvtglobal.com/patient-resources/what-is-lsvt-loud, http://www.djoglobal.com/sites/default/files/pdfs/vitalstim/VitalStim-overview-brochure.pdf
Our staff members are licensed by the State of Ohio Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology which requires a Master’s or Doctoral degree in Speech Pathology and/or Audiology.