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Frequently Asked Questions

I just recently had a stroke and have trouble communicating with others, how can speech therapy help me?

The SLP will assess your language skills with a formal assessment and may also use informal measures to fully understand your strengths and weaknesses. The SLP will take the information from the assessment and customize a care plan and goals specific to you and your needs in every area of communication (motor speech, expressive language, receptive language, cognition). The SLP will prioritize targeting what is most functional for you in your daily life.

How can a Speech Therapist help me with swallowing?

Adults who have had strokes or TBI’s, degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and dementia, or other hospitalizations may notice difficult eating or swallowing. The SLP can provide you with diet modifications, compensatory strategies, and strengthening exercises to help you feel comfortable eating and help prevent potential aspiration.

How many times per week should I attend Speech Therapy?

Most adults are seen in our clinic one to two times per week depending on the severity of the issue.

What are your hours of operation?

Our GVH therapists see adults Monday-Friday; Therapy sessions are typically scheduled for 45 minutes to 1 hour each, between 730 AM to 6 PM.

Can my spouse or son/daughter observe therapy sessions?

Family participation in therapy sessions is highly encouraged. Our therapists believe that greater progress is seen when families are involved and take home the strategies learned during speech sessions.

Do you provide written reports of my progress?

Written reports can be provided to you upon request. Our therapists are happy to discuss progress during each session as well.

Will my insurance cover the cost of therapy?

We accept all insurances for our speech, physical and occupational therapy. It is important to always check with your insurance provider regarding any hospital services you receive.

Do you have a waiting list? How long does it take to get an appointment?

We currently do not have a waiting list. Our therapists are always willing to work with you on the time and day to see you as soon as possible.

Do you see adults for therapy in Crested Butte as well?

Our Speech Therapists are available at Gunnison Valley Health's Rehab and Athletic Medicine Clinic in Crested Butte at 214 6th Street.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at (970) 641-7248.

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