Speech Therapy Associates

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Nurturing, rehabilitating, and shaping communication fundamentals.

Our therapy plans are customized to meet the individual needs of each patient.

Who We Are

Speech and Language Professionals

All our therapist are Nevada State Licensed and ASHA Certified. We are an out patient clinic offering speech, language, voice and swallowing therapy. We work with many Las Vegas valley physicians and surgeons to ensure that your treatment is tailored to your specific needs.

Expert Therapy

Established in 1986, our therapists have experience with both the adult and youth and young children/infant populations. Combined our therapist bring over 50 years of experience to the table. We are certified in Vital Stim therapy, the leading dysphagia treatment.

See the Difference

We offer in-depth experience with disorders that effect speech, language, swallowing, voice, and cognition. All therapy sessions are one on one with a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.

Our Therapy Services

Speech Therapy

Speech disorders occur when a person has difficulty producing speech sounds correctly or fluently (stuttering).

Language Therapy

Language disorders occur when a person has trouble understanding others (receptive language), or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings (expressive language).

Social communication disorders occur when a person has trouble with the social use of verbal and nonverbal communication. These disorders may include problems communicating for social purposes and following rules for conversation and story-telling.problem

Swallowing Therapy

What is dysphagia (dis-FAY-ja)?

It is defined as difficulty swallowing. It affects millions of people worldwide, both young and old. Swallowing difficulties, may follow an illness, surgery, stroke, or injury.

We are trained and certified providers of VitalStim/ NMES therapy. What is NMES therapy? It is the use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation in the treatment of dysphagia approved by the FDA. VitalStim Therapy is supported by compelling clinical data published in the peer-reviewed literature.

Voice Therapy

Voice disorders occur when a person has problems with his or her voice or resonance. This can stem from a number of medical conditions, improper use or overuse of the voice, or following a surgery or injury.

We also offer treatment for voice actors, singers, stage actors and other individuals with high vocal requirements.

Transgender vocal concerns are also treated in this office.

Cognitive Therapy

Cognitive-communication disorders include problems organizing thoughts, paying attention, remembering, planning, and/or problem-solving. These disorders usually happen as a result of a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or dementia, although they can be congenital.

Modified Barium Swallow Studies

In a modified barium swallow (MBS) study, you ingest foods and liquids containing barium, a contrast dye that outlines your mouth, throat, and esophagus on x-ray film. Using real-time x-rays, or fluoroscopy, a radiologist and a speech pathologist observe the movement of the barium through these structures on a monitor. MBS studies are specifically aimed at evaluating the swallowing process in individuals who have difficulty swallowing food and liquids. We can determine the risk or presence of aspiration and recommend the least restrictive and safest diet.

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