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“Being a part of Northern Tides has extremely helped me understand him more than anything.”

Northern Tides Speech and Language provides comprehensive outpatient and in home speech and occupational therapy for adults and children with various types of neurological and progressive disorders. We work diligently with our patients and their families to generate a plan of care to maximize treatment potential.

Adult Speech Therapy

Northern Tides Speech and Language provides comprehensive evaluations for adolescents and adults to develop a unique treatment plan that fits the individual goals of our patients.

 

We are experts in treating developmental and acquired speech related disorders with years of clinical experience. Our specialties are in treating neurological disorders; including, but not limited to, Parkinson’s Disease, CVA (stroke), and various types of dementia.

We pride ourselves in our ability to treat symptoms specific to each individual's disorder and severity level using the most up to date clinical protocols. Our treatment approaches are in accordance with nationally accredited evidence based practices in the field of speech-language pathology.

Voice Treatment

We provide comprehensive voice evaluations and treatments to fit the specific needs of our patients. We help in the development and use of a functional, healthy voice. Now offering transgender voice modification training.

Neurological Conditions

Neurological degenerative diseases can affect a multitude of areas requiring intervention to slow progression and maintain function.

NMES Swallowing Treatment

Northern Tides provides Neuromuscular Electric Stimulation treatment to strengthen muscles used during swallowing. This well researched  intervention has shown to restore safe swallow function more rapidly than traditional methods and significantly reduce risk of aspiration.

 

Neuromuscular electric stimulation (NMES) therapy is a well researched treatment to improve the strength of the muscles involved in swallowing. NMES is used in conjunction with traditional swallowing exercises to maximize muscle contraction resulting in faster and more effective results. This treatment has shown to reduce aspiration, as well as improve strength and range of motion of the facial muscles.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists work with individuals of all ages to encourage participation in activities of daily living. Activities of daily living (ADLs) include anything the patient wants / needs to do in order to participate in meaningful activities that are important for quality of life. This includes engagement in activities in the community, in your home, at your work, and at your school. We partner with patients and their family to develop personalized goals to address what matters most.

Occupational therapy interventions address specific skills, including:

Fine motor

Gross motor

Sensory processing

Visual motor

Self-care (dressing, feeding, toileting, oral hygiene, functional mobility)

Pediatric Speech Therapy

We offer skilled pediatric therapy to provide therapeutic interventions aimed at maximizing your child's growth and progress. Our clinicians are experienced in treating neurological and developmental speech and language disorders, including feeding/swallowing and voice dysfunction.

Our clinicians conduct both formal and informal assessment measures to identify your child's strengths and areas of improvement. Following the evaluation we develop a treatment plan specific to the unique goals of our patients and their family. We are trained to treat a wide variety of speech, language, voice, and feeding deficits with specializations in treating neurologically based disorders.

 

We incorporate the latest evidence based treatment protocols that promote the formation of new neural pathways in the brain maximizing your child's progress. These include neuromuscular electric stimulation (NMES) swallowing treatment and the researched based LSVT LOUD voice program.

Feeding + Swallowing Therapy

We help to restore swallowing function to promote safe oral intake and reduce the risk of aspiration.

Caregiver+ Patient Education

It is important for our patients and their loved ones to be aware of changes they may be experiencing and how to manage these changes in everyday living.

LSVT LOUD Program

Our clinicians are certified in the evidence-based speech treatment for improving communication. LSVT LOUD was developed to improve communication disorders in people with Parkinson's Disease with applications to other neurological disorders as well.

 

LSVT LOUD is an evidence-based speech treatment for improving communication disorders in People with Parkinson's Disease (PD), now with application to other neurological conditions including children with Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome.

  • Research evidence in adults and children has shown:

  • Increased vocal loudness

  • Improved articulation and speech intelligibility

  • Improved vocal quality

  • Increased communication confidence

  • Changes in neural functioning related to voice and speech

What Our Clients Say

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Skip + Tommie

"Steve has been the best voice therapist we have ever had. His LSVT LOUD training made my husband, who has Parkinson's, much louder. He also kept in contact with our ENT, so he knew what Skip was having done with his throat. A thorough, nice, caring man!" 
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