Speech & Swallowing Therapy

NuHealth’s speech therapists are licensed professionals who work with adults who have trouble with understanding language, using language or forming the correct sounds for speech (for information on pediatric developmental issues, click here). In addition, they also provide swallowing therapy for patients with chewing difficulties or who frequently experience choking and discomfort when eating or drinking. Treatments include repetitive drilling and practice, targeted strengthening exercises, audio-visual aids and other strategies to facilitate communication. NuHealth’s speech and swallowing therapists work in the Nassau University Medical Center’s Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, as well as at A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility. Adult patients may require speech and swallowing therapy as a result of any number of diagnoses, including:

  • Central Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Congenital Syndromes
  • Laryngeal (Throat) Cancer
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Recurrent Aspiration Pneumonia
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

To consult or schedule an appointment with a speech and swallowing therapist, call (516) 572-6486.