If you’re experiencing speech, language or cognitive deficits, you may need speech and language therapy. Sutter Roseville offers outpatient speech therapy for adults and children. The Sutter Rehabilitation Institute, located here, offers intensive inpatient speech and language therapy.
Outpatient Speech and Language Therapy
On your first visit, your speech therapist evaluates your problem, reviews your medical history and conducts specific tests to assess your current capabilities. Your therapist then creates an individualized treatment plan with specific goals. Depending on your needs, treatment may begin right away or at your next appointment. Common treatments range from physical strengthening exercises, instructive or repetitive practice and vocal drills, to the use of audio-visual aids. We offer breathing therapy, swallowing therapy, voice retraining and cognitive reorganization therapy.
We treat the following types of disorders:
- Neurological problems, including but not limited to, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, apraxia and Guillame Barré disease.
- Voice disorders and speech impairments.
- Swallowing problems.
- Stroke-related speech and language problems.
- Communication and cognition (understanding) problems.
- Stuttering and fluency disorders.
A referral from your doctor is all that is needed to initiate your care. Our team will complete a comprehensive evaluation and work with you to create an individualized treatment plan. The initial treatment plan along with ongoing updates will be shared with your doctor to ensure they are informed of your progress.
To learn more about speech therapy and other outpatient rehabilitation services, call (916) 781-1117.
Inpatient Speech and Language Therapy
People who need inpatient rehabilitation care can receive speech and language therapy from the Sutter Rehabilitation Institute.
Community Services and Follow-Up Clinic
Inpatient rehabilitation is only the first step of the rehabilitation journey. As needed, our team will refer you to follow-up services, home or community-based rehabilitation or outpatient therapies.
After you leave inpatient rehabilitation, you can also take part in the Follow-Up Clinic offered by Sutter Rehabilitation Institute doctors.
During Follow-Up Clinic days, a doctor, neuropsychologist or rehabilitation specialist can check on the progress of people who recently left the inpatient program. This clinic provides a continuum of care for our patients.
Becoming a Patient
To become a patient at Sutter Rehabilitation Institute, you must:
- Be at least 17 years old. Adolescents between 15 and 17 are considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Require frequent access to a rehabilitation physician, who will oversee your medical needs and functional plan of care.
- Require 24-hour rehabilitation nursing.
- Need at least two types of therapy.
- Be able to tolerate a relatively intense therapy program, consisting of at least three hours of therapy per day, five days a week. An individualized schedule will be created for you and will include frequent rest breaks throughout the day.
- Have the ability to achieve rehabilitation goals in a reasonable time period.