Adult Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy for Adults

We see many adult patients for speech treatment at Therapies of the Rockies. Our facilities in Lakewood, Colorado Springs, Englewood, and Aurora are equipped with knowledgeable speech therapists who have taken the time and done the work to embrace new and effective tactics. From helping clients combat the effects of Parkinson’s Disease to addressing pesky voice disorders, we’re here to craft a unique treatment program that will empower our clients on their road to recovery.

Improving Communication

Sometimes, speech and language problems can be related to a major health event, such as a stroke; other times, they may be developed over the course of a disease, such as Parkinson’s. Our speech therapists work with patients to improve speech function and communication, and to assist the patient as much as possible with innovative treatments, support, and encouragement.

Aphasia:

Aa neurological disorder resulting from the damage to the parts of the brain that are accountable for verbal communication. It is often seen in adults after a stroke.

Parkinson’s Disease:

We use LSVT LOUD as a speech treatment for individuals with Parkinson’s disease to help manage the symptoms. Contact us for more information.

ALS:

Changes in speech are common with ALS and progress over time. Learning about and implementing timely strategies and proactive steps will enable you to maintain optimal communication. Beginning work with a speech therapist (i.e. speech language pathologist or SLP) familiar with ALS at the earliest sign of speech or voice changes, and even prior to changes, can be invaluable.

MS:

MS lesions (damaged areas) in different parts of the brain can cause several types of changes in normal speech patterns. They range from mild difficulties to severe problems that make it difficult to be understood. Medically, problems with speech are called dysarthria. Dysarthria is commonly associated with other symptoms caused by lesions in the brainstem. These include tremor, head shaking or incoordination.

Cognition: 

Changes in memory, attention, planning,  problem solving, and reasoning can be affected by dementia, TBI, or stroke.  A speech-language pathologist can assist with dementia staging through education on current and potential future functioning. This is done via support with nonverbal communication strategies. Additionally, speech-language pathologists can help older adults with the development and implementation of compensatory strategies to assist them and their caregivers with maximizing independence and quality of life within the constraints of the individual’s current abilities.  

Help with Voice Disorders

Our speech therapists work with adults to manage and improve issues related to a variety of different disorders, as well. Some of these include:

Fluency Disorders:

A communication disorder whereby an individual has difficulty speaking in a rhythm or flow.

Voice Disorders:

These conditions include vocal cord disorders and other issues, such as dysphonia.

Every treatment plan will vary depending on the person involved, the extent of the disorder, and numerous other factors. The one thing that always remains the same is that you can count on receiving dedicated, professional care at Therapies of the Rockies Speech and Physical Therapies. Please contact us to learn more about how we can be of assistance. 

Help with Swallowing Disorders

Therapies of the Rockies is bringing state of the art dysphagia instrumentation to our outpatient clinic via the use of our Fiberoptic Endoscopic of Swallow (FEES) system. Our FEES Endoscopist is trained in the assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders through the implementation of FEES.


We all have difficulty swallowing sometimes. We may have trouble chewing a tough piece of meat. We may gag on food or have to swallow hard to get it down. And we have all had a drink “go down the wrong way,” making us cough and choke. A person with a swallowing disorder will have trouble like this all the time. A swallowing disorder is also called dysphagia (dis-FAY-juh).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Speech and Language Therapy?

Speech is the production of sounds and words. Language is how we use those words to communicate our thoughts, ideas, wants and needs.

What diagnoses and disorders do speech therapists treat?

Aphasia, Apraxia, Articulation Disorders, autism, Down Syndrome, Dysarthria, Dysphagia, Fluency Disorders (Stuttering), Phonological Disorders, Pragmatics, Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders, and Voice Disorders.

How often should someone go to speech therapy?

Typically sessions take place 1-2 times per week.

At what age can treatment be done?

Any age! Patients across the lifespan can benefit from speech/language therapy based on their current needs.

What does speech therapy help with?

Speech therapy can help an individual improve their speech, language, fluency, voice and/or pragmatic skills using the latest research.

If someone needs speech-language therapy, where do they begin?

Give us a call and we will set up an initial evaluation to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your skills.

What can I expect from a speech and language assessment?

A full speech-language assessment (which could also include voice, fluency, pragmatics, auditory processing, feeding/swallowing) will provide a thorough evaluation of your loved one’s current ability levels, background and history, areas of strength and areas of concern as well as a recommendation and potential diagnosis

Get in Touch

Aurora, Lakewood, Englewood, Colorado Springs

(720) 535-5671

 Fax: (303) 362-8986

Hours

Mon - Fri — 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday — Closed

Therapy Locations:

333 W. Hampden Ave, Suite 500
Englewood, CO 80110

2851 S. Parker Road Suite 570

Aurora, CO 80014
274 Union Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80228 Suite 103
685 Citadel Dr E #250
Colorado Springs, CO 80909