Speech therapy is the science that deals with the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with disorders of communication and speech (aphasia / inactivity / confused speech), talking (dysarthria), voice (dysphonia / hoarseness) and swallowing ( dysphagia).
More specifically, communication and speech disorders occur when the patient is unable to express or understand spoken or written speech. Disorders of memory, attention, concentration, problem solving and orientation usually coexist. Speech disorders occur in patients with difficulty breathing, articulation and resonance, while voice disorders focus on difficulty in terms of volume, duration and quality of voice. Finally, feeding and swallowing disorders are observed in patients with difficulty in chewing and swallowing solids or liquids, at any of the swallowing stages. More specifically, the patient has difficulty in swallowing either in the preparatory stage (1st), or in the oral stage (2nd), or in the pharyngeal stage (3rd). This results in unsafe feeding and drinking of the patient.
The speech therapy program of the "OLYMPION" Rehabilitation and Recovery Center includes patients after tracheotomy, partial glossectomy, laryngectomy, levin / gastrostomy, stroke, craniocerebral injury, myopathy and general neurological cases. Various techniques and tools are used, such as NMES, taping, makaton, simata etc.