Speech and Language Therapy

We help help attain the highest level of language and communication function

The speech-language pathologists (SLPs) at Bancroft NeuroRehab specialize in neurological rehabilitation for adults with neurogenic communication disorders often caused by stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other related injuries/neuro disorders.

We focus on evidence-based treatments for speech, language, cognitive-linguistic and swallowing disorders. We participate in the American Speech-Language Association NOMS (National Outcome Measurement System) to track our outcome data and compare against national averages.


SLPs treat many types of communication and swallowing problems including:

Speech sounds—how we say sounds and put sounds together into words. Other words for these problems are articulation or phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, or dysarthria.

Language—how well we understand what we hear or read and how we use words to tell others what we are thinking. In adults this problem may be called aphasia.

Literacy—how well we read and write. People with speech and language disorders may also have trouble reading, spelling, and writing.

Social communication—how well we follow rules, like taking turns, how to talk to different people, or how close to stand to someone when talking. This is also called pragmatics.


Voice—how our voices sound. We may sound hoarse, lose our voices easily, talk too loudly or through our noses, or be unable to make sounds.

Cognitive-communication—how well our minds work. Problems may involve memory, attention, problem solving, organization, and other thinking skills.

Swallowing—how well we swallow food and liquid. A swallowing disorder may lead to poor nutrition, weight loss, and other health problems. This is also called dysphagia.

BAncroft Neuro Rehab clinician and patient looking over paperwork while sitting at a desk.

“Don’t give up! You will make progress, You will get better. We’ll provide the expertise, you provide the motivation.” Michelle Valente, M.A., CCC-SL, Outpatient Program Director


Our SLP’s hold specialty certifications in the areas of:

  • Dysphagia
  • Brain injury
  • Parkinson’s treatment

Equipment used at Bancroft NeuroRehab:

  • Vitalstim
  • Speak OUT® & Loud therapy.

Benefits of Speech Language Treatment:

Speech-language pathologists (SLP’s), also known as speech therapists, are important members of the patient care team. SLP’s are able to assess, diagnose, and treat disorders concerning speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing ability, and other related issues. Ultimately, the goal of the speech-language pathologist is to help the patient attain the highest level of language and communication function possible.

Clinician and patient sitting together at a desk while the patient points to a section of the paper they are looking at.

Contact Us

To make a referral or schedule an appointment call 844–234–8387.