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Rehabilitation Department

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy can address issues with expressive communication, receptive language, understanding, thinking, and swallowing.

The following speech therapy services are provided at MRHC:
  • Speech and language services (i.e. articulation, phonology, receptive language, fluency and voice)
  • Cognitive-Communication for Dementia, stroke, post-concussion, Alzheimer’s, and language deficits
  • Swallowing therapy

Warning signs that a child may need speech therapy services:

Speech Issues:
  • Not trying to talk by 12 months
  • Words are difficult to understand
  • No two-word phrases by 20 months
  • Difficulty understanding directions or simple questions (repeating all or part of a question or repeating “what”?)
  • Stuttering, getting stuck on or repeating parts of a word (could be accompanied by physical struggles)
Issues With Feeding/Swallowing/Oral Motor Skills:
  • Weak, uncoordinated, or ineffective sucking
  • Uncoordinated rhythm of suck-swallow-breathe; may struggle, arch, or rarely stop to breathe
  • Frequent coughing, choking, or gasping for air while eating or drinking
  • Loses food or liquid while eating/drinking
  • Difficulty transitioning to new food consistencies
  • Excessive drooling
  • Picky eater/problem feeder

Speech therapy services are offered on an as-needed basis. To learn more or schedule an appointment

CALL 712-655-8298


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