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Swallow Therapy

What to expect in therapy:


  • A comprehensive assessment that will include a discussion of Your Goals


  • We will ALWAYS recommend you brush your teeth/mouth/tongue  multiple times a day and before therapy

  • If you are not sure how to do this safely, let’s talk about it!

  • Once your mouth is clean, then we can start Functional Swallow Retraining – this means eating or drinking in some way

  • We will train you on strategies to improve safety during meals

  • We will discuss options for eating/drinking that work for your goals

  • Functional swallow practice is vitally important to your continued success beyond our therapy sessions

We offer easy, risk-free phone consultations to find the perfect fit for you
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Welcome to Instrumental SLP, a specialized boutique speech therapy private practice dedicated to working with adults with swallowing disorders, known as dysphagia. Our expert team is here to provide comprehensive swallowing therapy and support for individuals who have experienced difficulties with swallowing due to various causes, including strokes, brain injuries, or neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's. Dysphagia, or swallowing difficulties, can significantly impact a person's ability to eat, drink, and even manage their own saliva. At Instrumental SLP, we understand the challenges and potential risks associated with dysphagia, and our tailored therapy programs are designed to help individuals regain their ability to swallow safely and comfortably. What is dysphagia therapy? Dysphagia therapy is a specialized form of speech therapy that focuses on the assessment and treatment of swallowing difficulties. Our therapists at Instrumental SLP are trained in dysphagia management and utilize evidence-based techniques to address the underlying causes of swallowing problems and improve overall swallowing function. How can we help? Comprehensive swallowing assessments: Our skilled therapists conduct thorough evaluations to assess the nature and severity of your swallowing difficulties. We utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and techniques to identify the specific challenges you may be facing, such as impaired oral control, reduced pharyngeal muscle movement, or delayed swallowing reflex. These assessments allow us to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. Individualized treatment plans: We recognize that each person's experience with dysphagia is unique. Based on the assessment results, we create a customized treatment plan that targets your specific swallowing challenges. Our therapy focuses on strengthening swallowing muscles, improving coordination and timing, and implementing strategies to ensure safe and efficient swallowing. Therapy techniques and exercises: Our therapists utilize a variety of evidence-based techniques and exercises to address dysphagia. These may include swallowing exercises, postural adjustments, and sensory stimulation. We work closely with you to provide guidance and support throughout the therapy process, ensuring optimal progress and outcomes. Diet modifications and compensatory strategies: In addition to therapy techniques, we provide guidance on diet modifications and compensatory strategies to support safe swallowing. This may involve adjusting food textures, modifying liquid consistencies, or utilizing assistive devices, such as modified utensils or adaptive cups. We equip you with the knowledge and tools necessary to manage dysphagia effectively and maintain a nutritious and enjoyable diet. Collaboration and ongoing support: At Instrumental SLP, we believe in a collaborative approach to care.

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