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Fulton County Medical Center

Speech Therapy

The speech-language pathologists (also called speech therapists) at FCMC provide therapy for children and adults whose ability to communicate or swallow may have been affected by injury or illness. We pride ourselves in providing the most current and evidence driven treatment for individuals with communication impairments, cognitive-communication, swallowing, or voice limitations. Our skilled speech-language pathologists provide the best care for your needs while remaining aware of the sensitivity that some of us feel regarding these issues.

We work with patients to help them achieve their goals for therapy. Contact us today to make an appointment with one of our speech therapists.

Common conditions treated:

  • · Speech sound and language disorders (children)
  • · Brain injury and stroke
  • · Head and Neck Cancer
  • · Swallowing disorders (dysphagia)
  • · Cognitive and communication disorders
  • · Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • · Language disorders (aphasia)
  • · Other neurological conditions/changes
  • · Voice disorders
  • · Dysarthria (adults)



Speech Therapy Specializations at FCMC:

 

 

Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD®)

Meghin Boryan MS, CCC-SLP (Certified Clinician)

At FCMC we are proud to offer the LSVT LOUD program. This specialized speech therapy treatment approach is used to help those with Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions. This program helps improve voice quality by focusing on activity of the specific muscles required for speech. Please use the link below to review the LSVT LOUD program in detail.

http://www.lsvtglobal.com/patient-resources


Modified Barium Swallow Study

MBS studies are available as on outpatient speech therapy participant when ordered by your physician. The purpose of the study is to identify the cause of difficulty or impairments with swallowing. Your study at FCMC will be completed in the radiology department, with the radiologist and Speech and Language Pathologist present. Once the assessment is complete, the therapist will use that information in developing your continued treatment plan.



Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (Vital Stim)

Erin Clark, MS, CCC-SLP

Meghin Boryan, MS, CCC-SLP

This treatment intervention is utilized for patients who have trouble swallowing (dysphagia). It uses small electrical currents to stimulate the muscles responsible for swallowing, while speech-language pathologists help patients re-educate their muscles through rehabilitation therapy. This service is available to those who clinically quality while participating in outpatient Speech Therapy services.





"I've really enjoyed Speech Therapy during my stay at the hospital and have improved my word-finding and memory abilities. The therapists have given me many strategies, even using gestures, to better express myself. My speech therapists are enjoyable to be around and have helped me tremendously.”

–LTC Resident at FCMC