Speech-Language Pathology


Optimal

Speech-Language Pathology
At Optimal, we bring a unique kind of speech-language pathology to Casper – one that is personalized and evidence-based. Speech-language pathology services are most effective when they are individualized and combine your strengths with what you need to be at your highest level of functioning. Cookie-cutter therapy does not work. A one-size fits all therapy approach has been shown to be the least effective type of therapy. Your therapy plan will be guided by a professional who has been in the field for over 20 years, yet maintains relevancy by regularly attending continuing education classes, certification courses, teaching at hospitals and universities, and guest speaking at brain injury support groups. Our speech-language pathologist offers cutting-edge therapies not offered elsewhere in the state of Wyoming including being a certified brain injury specialist and providing myofascial release therapy. You are a partner in the therapy plan.


Services

The speech-language pathology department at Optimal Physical Therapy will complete a thorough and individualized evaluation focusing on both standardized and informal assessment procedures. All domains related to your area of need will be factored into your care. You will never experience a formulaic approach to your therapy.

Therapy Services

Speech-Language Pathology

COGNITIVE REHABILITATION TRAINING

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)/Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Stroke

VOICE THERAPY

  • Vocal nodules, polyps
  • Chronic cough, irritable larynx syndrome, GERD
  • Hoarse, breathy, strained vocal quality (voice disorders)

SWALLOWING THERAPY (DYSPHAGIA)

  • Thermal tactile stimulation, neuromuscular stimulation, oral-motor exercises
  • Oral Phase, oropharyngeal phase

APHASIA THERAPY

  • Expressive language deficits due to stroke/TBI
  • Receptive language deficits due to stroke/TBI
  • Augmentative-alternative communication/speech-generating devices

MOTOR SPEECH DISORDERS

  • Apraxia
  • Dysarthria

PEDIATRIC SERVICES FOR AGES 1-18

  • Developmental Norms Screening for Speech & Language Skills
  • Articulation Impairment
  • Speech and Language Delays
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Stuttering (Dysfluency)/Cluttering Therapy
  • Autism – including pragmatic language (social skills), feeding, language delay
  • Augmentative-alternative communication/speech-generating devices

ATTENTION PROCESS TRAINING FOR TBI & STROKE


MYOFASCIAL RELEASE THERAPY FOR VOICE, SWALLOWING, HEAD/NECK CANCERS


SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS


MEMORY THERAPY FOR DEMENTIA, AMNESIA


  • TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SEQUELAE
  • CONCUSSION/POST-CONCUSSION SYNDROME
  • EXPRESSIVE LANGUAGE DEFICITS DUE TO STROKE
  • RECEPTIVE LANGUAGE DEFICITS DUE TO STROKE
  • PEDIATRIC SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DELAYS
  • MOTOR SPEECH DISORDERS
  • VOCAL NODULES, POLYPS
  • CHRONIC COUGH
  • IRRITABLE LARYNX SYNDROME
  • HOARSE, BREATHY, STRAINED VOICE SYMPTOMS
  • ORAL PHASE SWALLOWING DISORDERS
  • OROPHARYNGEAL SWALLOWING DISORDERS
  • SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS
  • STUTTERING
  • COGNITIVE REHABILITATION TRAINING
  • APHASIA THERAPY
  • APRAXIA & DYSARTHRIA THERAPY
  • VOICE THERAPY
  • DYSPHAGIA THERAPY INCLUDING THERMAL TACTILE STIMULATION, NEUROMUSCULAR STIMULATION, ORAL-MOTOR EXERCISES
  • DYSFLUENCY THERAPY
  • DEVELOPMENTAL NORMS SCREENING FOR PEDIATRIC PATIENTS – SPEECH & LANGUAGE
  • AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION SERVICES
  • PEDIATRIC SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AGES 2-18 YEARS