The main areas of focus for SLPs within the adult to elderly population is to improve the ability to communicate, think, and safely eat and drink.
COMMON PROBLEM AREAS:
Cognitive Skills: Problem solving, memory, organization and planning
Communication Skills: Slurred speech, stuttering, articulation and other communication disorders
Swallowing/Chewing: Difficulties secondary to muscle weakness, poor muscle coordination, and modified diet
Laryngeal or oral cancer, dysarthria, apraxia, stuttering, aphasia, ALS, neurological disorders including stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, or Parkinson’s disease.