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Speech Therapy Services

DeKalb Medical offers Atlanta speech therapy services for adults and adolescents on an outpatient and inpatient basis, with experienced speech therapists available on staff to help patients with a variety of therapeutic solutions. DeKalb Medical’s highly trained speech therapists in Atlanta specialize in offering therapy to help patients relearn how to talk, read, write and understand language, as well as helping patients find alternate ways to communicate and relearn safe swallowing skills. Our speech therapy services include helping patients to rebuild thinking, memory and problem solving skills, allowing patients to return home quickly and prevent future problems.

Our highly-qualified speech therapists are specially trained to work with all speech and language disorders, including fluency, resonance or voice disorders, oral-feeding disorders, receptive language disorders and expressive language disorders. We work together to provide a range of comprehensive speech therapy services and solutions.

Experienced Speech Therapists in Atlanta

Outpatient speech therapy services in Atlanta are available for adults and adolescents and include comprehensive assessments and therapy for articulation, fluency, and/or language processing disorders from developmental delay, neurological disorders, or injury to the speech mechanisms or brain. Our highly trained speech therapists provide these services at the North Decatur and Hillandale outpatient clinics. Outpatient services include:

  • Swallowing Therapy occurs when a patient has difficulty tolerating oral feeding. This type of therapy is done by a speech therapist and includes strengthening exercises, sensory stimulation, positional modifications during feeding, and/or diet texture modifications. The therapist works directly with the patient and family to establish a plan best suited and individualized for that patient and family. This therapy often includes follow up testing to ensure efficacy. These services are available at the North Decatur and Hillandale outpatient clinics.
  • Language Therapy provides patients who have difficulty understanding, speaking, reading or writing, treatment that will improve the ability to functionally communicate in one or all of these domains. It is designed to increase effectiveness of communication in the home, community, work and social settings. Therapy is provided in individual sessions though the therapists may also recommend participation in free group activities conducted at DeKalb Medical’s North Decatur campus to aid in the carryover of strategies and skills taught in the individual therapeutic experience. These services are available at the North Decatur and Hillandale outpatient clinics.
  • Speech Sound/Dysarthria Therapy is effective for persons who have had a change in the way they produce words and phrases due to illness or injury. Therapy may include neuromuscular re-education, strengthening exercises of the mouth and throat muscles, and education of strategies to improve speech intelligibility. These services are available at the North Decatur and Hillandale outpatient clinics.
  • Voice Therapy is offered to those who are experiencing a change in voice or resonance as a result of surgery, trauma and/or medical factors. Therapeutic approaches include strengthening or loosening exercises, biofeedback, stretches and vocal hygiene programs which include home exercise programs. These services are only available at our North Decatur outpatient clinic.
  • Cognitive Therapy is a type of speech therapy provided to persons who have experienced difficulties with memory, organization, problem solving, time management, specialty occupational therapy program that is directed by a certified occupational therapist. It provides driver assessment for older adults, disabled persons and teens, and training and adaptive equipment recommendations for vehicle operation for new, experienced and elderly drivers. These services are available at the North Decatur and Hillandale outpatient clinics.
  • Augmentative Communication Evaluation and Therapy provides patients with a unique evaluation and treatment plan that increases the ability to functionally communicate with the assistance of a specialized computer designed for speech output. Therapists work with companies who build computerized devices for speech generation to expose patients to many possibilities for their functional communication. These services are available at the North Decatur and Hillandale outpatient clinics.
  • Pediatric Speech-Language Therapy provides evaluation and treatment of young children with speech, language, fluency or swallowing difficulties. These services are available at the North Decatur and Hillandale outpatient clinics.
  • Infant Swallowing Therapy is provided by a speech pathologist experienced with neonatal feeding and swallowing evaluation and treatment to assist in the smooth transition of your baby from the NICU to home. Therapy is family centered and is designed to help your baby grow and thrive. These services are available at the North Decatur outpatient clinic only.

Inpatient speech therapy services are available for all ages and include neonatal assessment and feeding assistance, as well as comprehensive assessments and therapy for articulation, fluency, and/or language processing disorders from developmental delay, neurological disorders, or injury to the speech and swallowing mechanisms or brain. DeKalb Medical’s speech therapists provide these speech therapy services, with the exception of the neonatal and infant services, at all campuses: North Decatur, Hillandale and LTAC.

Contact DeKalb Medical’s Rehabilitation Services in Atlanta to discuss speech therapy solutions with our skilled speech therapists.

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North Decatur Outpatient Rehab
2675 N. Decatur Road
Suite 105
Decatur, GA 30033

    404.501.5140 (PT/OT/ST)

    404.501.5155 (Audiology)

Hillandale Outpatient Rehab
5900 Hillandale Drive
Suite 110
Lithonia, GA 30058

    404.501.8140

North Decatur Acute Care Services
2701 N. Decatur Road
Ground Floor
Decatur, GA 30033

    404.501.5145

North Decatur In-Patient Rehab Center
2701 N. Decatur Road
Suite 3600
Decatur, GA 30033

    404.501.3600

Long-Term Acute Care
450 N. Candler Street
Decatur, GA 30030

    404.501.6609

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