“You should see a speech therapist if every time you eat or drink something you start coughing. That’s your body’s way of saying your swallow isn’t working right.” -Johnna Johnson, speech therapist
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Patients who had a stroke several years ago may think there’s no way to further improve their speech. But therapists say they shouldn’t give up hope. Johnna Johnson has been a speech-language pathologist for 25 years. She currently works with patients at Regional One Health’s East Campus Center for Rehabilitative Medicine. “If you had [...]
Several medical issues can cause slow, slurred speech. Speech-language pathologists can help identify the cause and use appropriate therapies so the patient can communicate more clearly.
Johnson said patients don’t have to stay silent if they’re struggling with speech. A trained speech-pathologist can help. “Even if you’re asking them, ‘What did you say?’ all day long because you can’t hear them, there’s hope,” she said.