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Communication is one of the most important human abilities. It is essential to everything we do - learning, independence, relationships and well being. When a person looses the ability to communicate it can be a frightening experience.
We are here to help!
The Rehabilitation Center of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center is the only facility in Niagara County that offers the complete array of outpatient rehabilitation services: speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and athletic training. Our highly specialized team can design a personal speech program just for you.
Our speech therapists work with you. Their goal is to help you communicate better, rebuild confidence and independence, and improve the quality of your life.
We also know how busy you are.
That is why we provide the latest in speech therapy services in comfortable surroundings and at appointment times that are convenient for you.
Visit us before work, during lunch or after work or school. For added convenience we have evening and Saturday hours too.
As always parking is safe, free and convenient. Or if you need a ride, call VanGo (298-2370) and we will be happy to pick you up and take you home again.
We accept most insurance. Please bring your insurance card(s), co-pay if applicable and your physician's prescription (order) with you when you come for your outpatient appointment.
Our friendly, helpful staff is committed to making your experience at Mount St. Mary's Rehabilitation Center the best it can be.
What is Speech - Language Therapy?
Speech therapists treat speech, language and voice disorders. They help people communicate. They also work to improve understanding between the patient and family. Speech therapy includes prevention, identification, evaluation, treatment, education and rehabilitation of communication disorders.
What is Swallowing Therapy?
Speech therapists also treat swallowing problems that interfere with ability to eat, drink and receive proper nutrition. Identification of these problems and follow-up treatment can improve skills and quality of life.
Can I benefit from Speech or Swallowing Therapy?
One in ten Americans have a communication disorder. These can affect anyone at any age. Many people benefit from the personally designed speech therapy program our team can provide. Some of the causes of communication disorders are:
- Undetected hearing loss
- Cleft lip or palate
- Head or spine injury
- Swallowing problem
- Speech and language disorders
Stuttering, poor voice control, articulation problems
The loss of the ability to use or understand words
Results from damage to the nervous system that affects the muscles used in forming speech sounds
- Health problems
Childhood diseases, cancer of the larynx, cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis
How are Speech and Language Disorders treated?
There are a variety of ways to treat each patient. Our therapists will work with you to design a personal program to help you learn or re-learn communication skills. With education and information we also help families understand speech and language disorders and their treatment.
- Evaluation to determine the extent of the disorder and probable cause
- Information, education and support for the patient and family
- Therapy activities, exercises, games with one on one interaction
- Special equipment such as hearing aids, artificial voice aids, or other adaptive devices
- Surgery can often correct structural causes such as cleft palate, misaligned teeth or punctured eardrums.
Your Speech Therapy Team
Your speech therapy team members have received highly specialized training in the latest techniques and methods to restore function and independence. They regularly attend continuing education programs in order to bring you the best treatments possible.
Your First Visit
During your first visit you will receive a thorough evaluation so that a personal speech program can be designed for you. Together with your physician and therapist you will determine your goals and course of treatment.
How to Participate
Physician referral is necessary. Please call us at 298-2249 we will be happy to assist you.
We are open Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. same day appointments are available. Please call us at 298-2249. Our office is located at One Colomba Drive, Niagara Falls, New York 14304, take the Witmer Road exit off the 190.
Located in Lewiston, New York (in Niagara County), Mount St. Mary’s Hospital is a short drive from Buffalo, NY and Niagara Falls Canada. Canadians, we welcome you with open arms.