Speech Therapy
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Montefiore Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Speech Therapy

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When your doctor prescribes speach therapy, our friendly and accommodating staff will help you arrange an appointment at a time that is convenient for you. We will do everything we can to make your visit as easy and comfortable as possible.

To schedule your appointment, please call us at 929-222-3460.

Montefiore’s family-centered philosophy is at the center of patient care. We remain committed to delivering extraordinary clinical outcomes and providing excellent customer service.  Our ultimate goal is to maximize the overall communication and swallowing skills of our patients so that they may function more independently and experience an improved quality of life.

All of our speech-language pathologists are nationally certified by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), hold a Master’s degree and are licensed by the state of New York.   Some of our therapists have advanced skill sets and hold special certifications (i.e.: Board Certified specialty recognition in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, certification in LSVT LOUD treatment method).

Patients coming to us from near and far can expect personalized care, customized diagnostic assessments and intervention programs, as well as coordinated follow-up management. The following medical diagnoses would benefit from our services:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Cleft lip and Palate
  • Dementia
  • Autism 
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Congenital disorders/deformities
  • Down Syndrome
  • Oral and Laryngeal Cancers or Head and Neck Cancers
  • Post-operative trauma
  • Laryngectomies
  • Tracheostomies
  • Vocal fold paralysis, paresis, nodules and/or polyps
  • Other neurological conditions (i.e. Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and Huntington’s Disease)

Conditions that we treat include:

  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia of Speech (in children and adults)
  • Dysphagia/Swallowing Disorders (across the lifespan)
  • Dysarthria
  • Hearing loss
  • Articulation/speech delays (lisps)
  • Phonological/speech sound disorders
  • Pediatric feeding disorders
  • Language-based learning disabilities
  • Stuttering and cluttering
  • Voice disorders (pre- and post-operative)
  • Right hemisphere brain dysfunction
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Orofacial myofunctional disorders (tongue thrusts)
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency

Forms of treatment/communication options include:

  • Speech and language therapy
  • Higher-level language/cognitive rehabilitation
  • Swallowing therapy
  • Training in use of augmentative and alternative communication and prosthetic devices (Passy-Muir® valves, speech-generating equipment, electrolarynx, and tracheo-esophageal prostheses or TEPs)
  • Voice therapy
  • Feeding therapy
  • Less Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD®)
  • Stuttering therapy

Our state-of-the art equipment that may be used for evaluations of swallowing or speech abilities for inpatients and outpatients includes:

  • Modified Barium Swallow (MBS) studies/videofluoroscopic swallow studies (VFSS)
  • Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • Aerodynamic Voice Evaluations
  • Videostroboscopy
  • Nasopharynoscopy

For patients on our inpatient rehabilitation facility, we employ a multidisciplinary and holistic approach to treatment, involving close collaboration with a team of experts including physical therapists, occupational therapists, physiatrists, social workers, nursing personnel, and audiologists.