The evaluation and treatment of communication disorders and swallowing disorders.

Hometown Health Blog

How to improve communication with a loved one who has aphasia

A brain injury, such as a stroke, can cause aphasia, which may affect the person's ability to speak, read, write and more. These tips can help you reconnect with your loved one through language.

Jody Englert SLP By Jody Englert June 10, 2024

Beyond words: ASL interpreter creates bridge between deaf patients, healthcare

The exchange of information is critical for patients and healthcare professionals. Read how two patients who are deaf connect with healthcare through their in-person interpreter.

April 15, 2024

To sip a cola: Patsy Weber's goal for rehab from rare disease

Patsy Weber was told she might spend the rest of her life in a care facility, unable to walk, speak or swallow. Read how she and her rehab team were determined to defy that prognosis.

November 6, 2023

Understanding aphasia and its causes

Aphasia creates communication obstacles for the affected person and their family. Raising awareness about aphasia, and its underlying causes and treatment options can help ease the effects on many lives.

Delaney Collins, CCC-SLP By Delaney Collins June 19, 2023

Say cheeseburger: Patient smiling thanks to special treat

After Taylor Suhr had a stroke, he needed to relearn how to do many things, including eating. Speech pathology helped him regain those abilities and rewarded him with the cheeseburger he'd been craving.

November 16, 2022

Speaking clearly: Help for people with speech and language disorders

Up to 10% of people in the U.S. have a communication disorder, from difficulty with speech to vocal cord paralysis. Learn how speech therapy can lead to a more expressive life.

Monica Marzinske CCC-SLP By Monica Marzinske June 9, 2022

Video visits help therapy patients recover at home

Patients recovering from stroke and orthopedic surgery, and children experiencing speech difficulties are among the growing number of patients now using video visits. Discover the benefits of rehab therapy video visits.

May 14, 2020

Parkinson’s patient makes gains through targeted therapies

Parkinson’s disease made daily activities a struggle for John, but a targeted treatment program improved his movement and speech. It’s just what his doctor — and his wife — ordered.

March 12, 2020