Communication and swallowing difficulties can be frustrating for you and your loved ones. Our compassionate team of speech and language experts work closely with you to identify your goals and needs. From there, we develop a treatment plan that is unique to you.
About speech therapy
Speech therapy can improve or restore your ability to communicate, understand and be understood. Speech and language difficulties can arise as a result of any number of medical conditions, including:
UC Irvine Health speech and language pathologists thoroughly assess speech, language, cognitive, oral and swallowing skills in order to identify communication and swallowing issues, and to find the most effective ways to treat them.
All our speech and language pathologists have a master's degree in communication disorders as well as a certificate of clinical competency.
Our expertise includes:
Our team offers many innovative treatments for speech disorders, depending on your condition, its severity and your personal goals. These treatments include:
- Electrical stimulation for the treatment of dysphagia (VitalStim)
- Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of the swallow
- Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT-LOUD)
- Modified barium swallow (MBS)
- Tracheoesophageal prosthetic management
- Videostroboscopy to assess vocal function
For more information about UC Irvine Health speech therapy services, call 714-456-6682.