Specializing solely in post-acute brain injury since 1982

TLC's motor speech lab is unigue in the field of postacute brain injury treatment!

Speech/Language Pathology

3367_744_small.jpgThe Speech/Language Pathology (SLP) department utilizes individualized and small group sessions to evaluate and treat patients.  Treatment sessions focus on the cognitive skill necessary for community re-integration, allowing the therapists to asses the patient’s functional communication skills in a variety of “real-life” situations.  The SLP department focuses on improving speech and language skills needed during activities of daily living (ADL).  Reading, writing, and social skill are addressed and often focus on return to work or return to school goals.

The SLP department strives to remediate and/or develop strategies to improve a patient’s cognitive-linguistic functioning.  Attention, memory, thought organization, problem solving/reasoning are addressed in individual and small group sessions.  Implementation of “tools” to improve a patient’s cognitive functioning are utilized to help “bridge the gap” between the patient’s present level of functioning and the desired outcome.

TLC also employs a state-of-the-art Motor Speech Lab.  The speech lab is unique in a postacute brain injury setting and is usually found only in university setting.  Data generated from the sophisticated instrumentation, in combination with subjective acoustical evaluation, results in a thorough assessment of motor speech difficulties promoting accurate treatment goals.  The SLP department evaluates and treats:

  • Cognitive – linguistic skills
  • Language
  • Speech
  • Voice
  • Augmentative and alternative communication
  • Swallowing
  • Vitalstim Therapy