Speech-Language / Cognitive Communication Services

At Global Speech and Swallow, we are qualified to address your comprehensive set of spech and communicative needs. We understand how complicated the challenges can be and how interrelated speech and ocmminication abilities are, so our experts fisrt conduct a full assessment of your needs and develop a customized solutions only for you...
We offer the following services for multilingual patients for patients from different age groups (infants, children and adults) 
STEP 1: Pre-assessment services: Before we just into our services, we provide a free pre-assessment to ensure your needs are related to the services we offer. This allows us to conduct the right assessment and not waste your time and efforts. 
  • Free Online / Telephone screening: A member of our team will communicate with you via e-mail and/or phone to gather information to assist in deciding what services are most suitable for your individual needs
  • Thorough case history review: Our professional Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) will review any pertinent previous medical/social history via written documentation (as available) and spend time with you or the patient's family/primary caregiver to gain understanding into each individual's current needs/abilities and gain a view of the overall challenges being faced  
  • Oral Mechanism ​Examination: A thorough examination of all of the structures used for speech and swallowing MOVE TO COMPREHENSIVE ASSMNT UNDER WRITTEN EXPRESSION
STEP 2: Comprehensive assesssment: We evaluate and address the following components:
  • Auditory Comprehension: listening skills/understanding language, following directions,etc.
  • Verbal Expression: vocabulary, grammar usage to convey message
  • Social Language/Pragmatics: how one uses verbal and non-verbal communication when interacting 
  • Reading Comprehension (as applicable): ability to read and understand written information
  • Written Expression (as applicable): ability to write to convey a message
  • Motor Speech Production: evaluating for developmentally typical speech sound production, detecting any potential of Apraxia (motor planning) or Dysarthria (motor execution) which may impact an indivisual's speech sound production/speech intelligibility
  • Cognitive - Communicative Skills: 
Attention: how well an individual can maintain focus towrds a task/person and limit or compensate for potential distractions
Memory: multiple forms of memory that are addressed to assess how well an individual can remember information 
Problem-Solving / Judgement/ Reasoning: safety issues, insight into deficits/limitations, functional problem solving, functional math/calculations
Executive Function: higher-level thinking, planning, organizing skills 
Visuospatial Skill: visual attention/planning/organining for functional activities of daily living 
  • Swallowing Screen: informal screening via case review and small trials of food/liquid (as indicated) to determine potential need for further swallowing assessment/intervention
Step 5: Post treatment follow-up: At Global Speech and Swallow, we do not feel our services ends when the treatment is provided to our patients. Indeed, we feel thats a beginning of the journey, as we continue to support you on an ongoing basis. We follow up with you to check in on your well-being and ensure we are always here for you, to answer any questions or concerns over the phone... we are just a phone call away !!!
Step 3: Post assessment review: Once our experts have conducted a comprehensive assessment, we will review our observations and results with you to discuss the possible next steps. 
  • Discussion of the proposed treatment plan: customize a treatment plan based on  the results/recommendations of the assessment and the patient/family's needs with regard to the approaches taken in treatment and flexibility of scheduling, location[multiple office locations across Chicagoland], method [individual vs group, in-person vs via web/video-conferencing] 
  • Referrlas to other appropriate healthcare professionals: If our assessment indicates a need for other healthcare services in addition to Speech-Language Pathology services, we will provide you with resources and assist in arranging a visit with the appropriate healthcare professional for you to optomize your healthcare solutions. 
 
STEP 4 [NEW BOX NEEDED]:Individualized/?Customized? treatment for you needs: Our professionals utilize the most evidence-based treatments to address the assessed needs. Using the latest approaches, practical tools customized for your needs, helps us deliver the right treatment for the improvment of your condition.  
--treatment for children based on speech-language delays/disorders, autism, processing disorders,etc. or post neurological injury/disease including stroke, traumatic brain injury,etc.
--treatment for adults  post stroke, or other nreurological disorders, Parkinsons Diseases, MS sppech-language, cognitive-communicative, voice 
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