Inpatient and outpatient services for Voice disorders are also available at Sky Lakes Medical Center. The Speech-Language Pathologists work closely with the ENT physicians in the community to evaluate and treat a variety of voice disorders.
After acoustical and instrumental assessments are completed, the speech team is ready to work with patients to improve their daily lives by being able to vocalize normally. Treatment consists of weekly visits to the Speech-Language Pathologist as well as assignments to be practiced at home.
A new therapy option available in our voice clinic is the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) program. People with Parkinson's disease and other conditions, including cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and stroke, often have speech problems due to abnormal vocal fold closure and breath support. LSVT, an internationally recognized program, is an intensive treatment program designed to increase loudness and voice awareness and to improve overall communication.