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Celebrating Infinity Rehab Speech-Language Pathologists!

Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of Speech-Language Pathologists in providing life-altering treatment. For 2017, the theme is “Communication: The Key to Connection.” In this theme, we wanted to share stories from team members about our Speech-Language Pathologists and the vital role they play in helping individuals regain or develop independence and comfort. In June 2016, my SLP, who had been at our building for over 14 years, retired. He was wonderful and was SO ingrained in the building, that anyone that covered him for PTO usually … Continue reading

Celebrating Better Hearing and Speech Month — Stories from #SLPeeps

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Perhaps my best moment as an Speech-Language Pathologist came when I was doing chart screens in a vent/trach unit and I came across a gentleman with a diagnosis of cerebellar CVA. Physician notes stated that the patient had severe aphasia and dementia and was the basis for his non-communication. Reading the chart and drawing on my knowledge of neuro anatomy, I felt that just maybe this patient’s communication deficit was due to something other than aphasia/dementia. What I remember most about this gentleman was his eyes.  They were incredibly big and expressive and tracked everything in his environment. I decided to obtain a clear plexiglass board … Continue reading

Communication Disorders Common in Older Americans

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During May Is Better Hearing & Speech Month,Infinity Rehab is spotlighting the importance of early detection and treatment for communication disorders in older Americans. Roughly 40 million Americans experience these disorders. Speech/language or swallowing disorders may result from medical conditions, such as oral cancer, stroke, Parkinson’s, or traumatic brain injury. Adults may also experience voice disorders or speech/language disorders that have persisted since childhood, such as stuttering. Hearing loss is among the most common conditions affecting older Americans. In fact, according to an AARP-ASHA poll that was taken in 2011, a significant percentage of baby boomers have untreated hearing loss. … Continue reading