Adult Speech Therapy Services at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano are designed to help restore function and improve quality of life for adults coping with speech, voice, swallowing, language and/or cognitive issues. By designing a program tailored to meet your individual needs, speech therapists at Texas Health Plano will help you reach your goals.
Therapists in Rehabilitation Services at the hospital specialize in the evaluation and treatment of:
- Language disorders, such as aphasia
- Motor speech disorders, such as dysarthria and apraxia
- Speech disorders associated with Parkinson's disease using Lee Silverman Voice Treatment®
- Cognitive communication disorders, including difficulty with memory and problem-solving
- Swallowing disorders, including evaluation with modified barium swallow studies and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing — treatment can include neuromuscular electrical stimulation (Vital Stim Therapy®)
- Voice disorders
- Vocal cord dysfunction
Speech Therapy Services also include programs for foreign accent modification and Passy Muir Speaking Valve training. (Passy Muir Speaking Valves offer ventilator-dependent patients the opportunity to speak uninterrupted, without having to wait for the ventilator to cycle.)
For additional information about Adult Speech Therapy Services at Texas Health Plano, call 972-981-8185. A physician referral is required.
Vocal Cord Dysfunction
Vocal cord dysfunction is a respiratory disorder with symptoms that include wheezing, noisy breathing, shortness of breath, the sensation of choking, and tightness in the throat and upper chest. Symptoms are episodic and often occur during physical activity.
Specially trained speech therapists at Texas Health Plano can design an individualized rehabilitation plan to help patients effectively manage vocal cord dysfunction. Treatment may include a combination of these techniques:
- Diaphragmatic breathing
- Relaxation management
- Analysis and intervention for associated factors
- Assistance with management of symptoms in everyday situations
- Management of chronic cough/habit cough
Therapists teach patients strategies for maintaining relaxed breathing during circumstances likely to trigger symptoms.
For additional information about Vocal Cord Dysfunction Rehabilitation Services or to schedule an appointment, call 972-981-8185. A physician referral is required.