Swallowing Disorders

Swallowing Disorders

In conjunction with manual techniques and exercise, Shannon uses VitalStim® therapy as a safe and effective way to treat swallowing disorders also called dysphagia. VitalStim® is an electrical stimulation therapy that assists in re-training the musculature within a patient’s neck to promote improved swallowing.

The following is a list of Speech and Language services provided at FRHS:

  • Aphasia treatment following a stroke or brain injury, including speech and language
  • Swallowing treatment for adults including diet texture and liquid level advancement
  • Modified Barium Swallow studies to assess swallowing difficulties
  • Articulation and tongue thrust treatment
  • Voice assessment and treatment including vocal hygiene training
  • Stuttering and cluttering therapy
  • Cognitive linguistic rehabilitation
  • Augmentative Communication Device assessments and training including non-verbal sign language and system usage