Our Speech Language Pathologist (SLP’s) specialize in evaluating and treating disorders in the adult and paediatric population of: swallowing, voice, fluency, articulation, language delay, and cognitive deficits acquired due to a primary diagnosis of Stroke, Dementia, Autism, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s/Huntington’s Disease, traumatic brain injury (TBI), head and neck cancer, cerebral palsy, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), COPD, and problems in pregnancy or birth related to poor nutrition.
The SLP will help improve the above conditions by teaching patients and their caregivers compensatory strategies to be carried out in the home, and/or as needed, to support safest community re-entry. Our SLP’s often collaborate with Physicians, Nurses, Psychiatric/Behavioural Nurses, PhysicalTherapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Dieticians to provide holistic care for our patients.
Commonly Treated Conditions
- Dysphagia (swallowing disorders in children and adults)
- Cognitive Communication
- Speech sound disorders (articulation/phonological/voice)
- Aphasia (adult Expressive/Receptive language disorders)
- Language Disorders (Infant/Toddler)
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) assistive devices
ReVitahealth’s SLPs make special use of being in the home or established residence to more effectively assess our patients’ real-world needs, and individualize their treatment. As with our other home care services, patients who have been diagnosed with dementia or cognitive impairment respond better to treatment because they are in a familiar setting – their own home.
ReVitahealth’s SLP’s will create an individualized Home Exercise Program for the patient and caregivers to support aspects of education and treatment to ensure safety and continuity of care in their home, and within the community.