Highlands Speech Evaluation and Diagnosis
Our voices and the way we use it can help us with many things in our lives. It can help us build relationships, share the things we want to share with others, and keep up with our day-to-day lives. However, there are times and cases when we lose our speaking voice and our speech becomes dysfunctional for some reason, affecting our confidence and daily tasks.
At Neurorehab & Speech Healers, LLC, we do our best to discover why your speech, language, and cognitive functions are not working well. Our Highlands speech evaluation and diagnosis, led by our speech-language pathologists, will help you establish the best treatment plan for your condition.
Our licensed speech pathologists can identify what is causing your speech problems and determine the proper treatment or therapy necessary to help your voice get back to normal. We provide appropriate medical advice that suits the age, requirements, and condition of the patient.
Our experts also give the best medical care and procedures that allow you to be comfortable and safe throughout the experience.
Safe teletherapy and online therapy options are available. Call Neurorehab & Speech Healers, LLC at (732) 783-5539 for a Free Consultation!
What is Speech Evaluation and Diagnosis?
Speech evaluation and diagnosis are made to assess an individual’s speech-language abilities and cognitive-communication function. These tests help determine if one has any communication problems. The evaluation and diagnosis are conducted by a licensed speech-language clinician or pathologist using two methods: 1) diagnostics and 2) therapy.
Medical diagnostics involves speech-language assessment tests will identify the severity, type, and factors that might have caused the disability.
An initial assessment shall establish the onset of the whole process, wherein a patient will be asked about his health history, developmental growth, family background, behavioral assessment, and other data necessary to periodically evaluate his communication status. The baseline information gathered is going to be used to categorize his case for habilitation or rehabilitation possibility as well as to set practical goals accordingly.
Either objective or subject diagnostic testing shall be performed; subsequently followed by the pathologist’s interpretation of results, then a clinical diagnosis.
Informal observations are also listed down to determine if it is caused by a speech or language disorder or something else. When these tests are complete, the pathologist can recommend the right treatments or therapies that can be taken by the patient to improve in their condition.
If the deficiency is caused by congenital anomaly, developmental conditions, illness or injury, speech-language treatment is suitable. During treatment, there is still an ongoing tracking of the patient’s progress through professional analysis.
At Neurorehab & Speech Healers, LLC, our licensed speech pathologists conduct these evaluations whichever way you are comfortable. Whether you want to do them in our Highlands clinic, do the tests at home, or virtually, we can accommodate you because we want to provide you with ease and comfort as we examine your current situation. If you have further questions about speech disorders and how they can be improved with treatment, we are here to give you the information that you need.
Common Speech-Language Disorders
When you get a speech evaluation and diagnosis, the speech pathologist assigned to you will explain the possible reasons why you have speech and language difficulties.
Some of the speech-language disorders that are responsible for the disruption of your normal speech include the following:
1. Apraxia of Speech
2. Stuttering or Stammering
5. Spasmodic Dysphonia
9. Alalia or Speech Delay
10. Autism-related issues
Our team of medical experts can elaborate further information about the mentioned disorders, including how they affect your body, once we have finalized our diagnosis regarding your condition. We will then explain how treatments and therapies can be performed as you proceed to the treatment, and how you can carry them out at home.
Available Speech Treatment Options
After we evaluate and diagnose our patients, we provide the following treatment options for your needs and the following conditions:
1. Neurological Speech & Voice Therapy, Including LSVT LOUD® Therapy for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome, Autism, and Other Neurological Conditions
- Changes in voice quality, pitch, and loudness
2. Speech & Language Therapy (aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia)
- Trouble saying, writing, and recalling some words
- Slurred speech
- Inability to identify common items
- Literal comprehension of language
- Inability to understand spoken or written language
3. Cognitive Therapy (amnesia, dementia [including Alzheimer’s] traumatic brain injury)
- Change in consciousness
- Memory problems and trouble concentrating
- Difficulties with thought-processing & problem-solving
- Difficulties with orientation
- Issues with spatial reasoning
4. Swallowing Therapy (dysphagia)
- Inability to eat or drink without coughing, gurgling, or spilling
- It’s hard to chew or swallow food
Our Highlands, NJ speech therapists can also provide you with multiple therapy options that are recommended for your condition. We can also discuss them with your guardian or caregiver so that they, too, can assist you in your road to recovery.
Experienced Medical Speech Pathologist
When it comes to speech evaluation and diagnosis, you will never go wrong with Neurorehab & Speech Healers, LLC. Established by Robert Kevlin, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSVT LOUD® CERTIFIED, Neurorehab & Speech Healers, LLC aims to offer treatment to people with speech and language disabilities and help them live out their lives as normal as possible.
Since he started in the industry, Robert has been recognized for his commitment to helping people with speech concerns. He is also constantly working with fellow experts to create new treatments and therapies that will work for any type of patient, regardless of their age, condition, and therapy preferences. Many groups have lauded him for his dedication and consider him one of the best Highlands speech pathologists in the country.
If you want an experienced, dedicated, and motivated speech pathologist who can guide you through your treatments from start to finish, Neurorehab & Speech Healers, LLC is here to help you.
Free Consultation Today
Don’t let your condition stop you from getting your speech and language skills back. With our help here at Neurorehab & Speech Healers, LLC, you can be reassured that our licensed Highlands speech pathologists will guide you through the entire process. We will also make the medical explanations easier to understand, so you know what to expect during your treatment sessions. We also personalize treatments and therapies to fit what you need and can be adjusted at any time.
Call Neurorehab & Speech Healers, LLC at (732) 783-5539 for your Free Consultation!