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Speech therapist helps with many problems

By JENNIFER HOWE, Jefferson County Health Center speech-language pathologist | Nov 19, 2013

A Speech Therapist can help with more than just speech difficulties.

Did you know that we have a full-time speech-language pathologist at Jefferson County Health Center?

A speech therapist can work with children and adults who are having trouble with a wide variety of problems associated with communicating, thinking, or swallowing that may be present due to developmental delays, disease, illness or injury.

Do you avoid certain food or liquids or have trouble chewing or swallowing?

Are there letter sounds you cannot say?

Do your words come out all jumbled?

Do you get stuck finding the words you need when you are speaking?

Do you get confused when listening to others speak or forget what they just said?

Do you have trouble reading or writing?

Do people complain that they can’t hear you or understand you when you speak?

Do you often lose or strain your voice?

Do you have problems with thinking skills such as memory, attention, or problem solving?

If you have any of these difficulties, you may benefit from working with a speech therapist.

Please call the Physical Therapy Department at 641-469-4295 to ask questions or get more information about speech therapy services.

Have a conversation with your health care provider about your concerns and to obtain a referral for a speech therapy evaluation.

Jennifer Howe, MA, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist at Jefferson County Health Center.

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