Outpatient Speech Language Pathology

SLP Communication Foundations (a division of Language Fundamentals) offers outpatient evaluation and treatment services to adults with:

  • Speech Complications

  • Communication impairments

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Cognitive Communicative Deficits

  • Swallowing Difficulty / Dysphagia

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

  • Speech Language Deficits

  • Voice Disorders

  • Memory impairments

  • Difficulty clearly forming words

  • Difficulty understanding others or making self-understood

 

SLP Communication Foundations (a division of Language Fundamentals) offers outpatient evaluation and treatment services to children with:

  • Articulation

  • Phonological Processes

  • Apraxia

  • Stuttering

  • Pragmatics

Insurance Coverage:

Language Fundamentals accepts most insurances but please call us at 845.897.3330 or email info@langfun.com for more information.

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Visits typically Monday – Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm by appointment only (evening times may be scheduled depending on availability)

LOCATION:

Visit our home office in historic Fishkill, NY at 1032 Main Street.  Plenty of parking is available in the rear of the building.

CONTACT US:

To make a referral or request an initial evaluation: 845.897.3330 (phone) or 845-897-3753 (fax)

 

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Services for Children through Adults

Each of our Speech Language Pathologists is highly trained to provide diagnostics and treatment for a full range of individuals and ages with speech, language, and swallowing needs. Some of our clinicians also specialize in certain areas. We will be able to answer any questions you have when you contact our office.
The following is a non-exhaustive list of the services we offer to adults:
• Stroke
• Parkinsons Disease
• Stuttering
• Cognitive impairments
• Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
• Chewing/Swallowing difficulties 
• Memory impairments
• Difficulty clearly forming words
• Difficulty understanding others or making self understood
• Voice disorders

The following is a non-exhaustive list of the services we offer to children:
• Articulation 
• Phonological Processes
• Apraxia
• Stuttering
• Pragmatics

Outpatient Services Include:

FEES:

Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of the Swallow (FEES) is an instrumental evaluation tool that assesses the motor components of swallowing for patients. FEES testing provides clinicians with data that aids in identifying patients at risk for aspiration and guides the clinician in recommending the most appropriate foods and liquids to a patient so that he or she can swallow safely. For more information, please visit our FEES page.

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation:

Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (VitalStim) is therapy for patients who have trouble swallowing (dysphagia). It uses small electrical currents to stimulate the muscles responsible for swallowing, while speech-language pathologists help patients re-educate their muscles through rehabilitation therapy.

Lee Silverman Voice Treatment Program:

Language Fundamentals has speech language pathologists who are certified to provide this intensive four-week outpatient treatment program, which has been scientifically and clinically verified to improve the voice and speech of patients with Parkinson's disease or other neurological disorders for those who qualify. In addition to targeting immediate post-treatment improvement, the program focuses on developing skills for long-term maintenance.

Voice Evaluation and Treatment Programs:

Individually designed outpatient programs are available to alleviate voice problems associated with vocal nodules and polyps or with overuse/misuse of the voice. Treatment utilizes different types intervention including exercises tailored to improving laryngeal function, vocal hygiene instruction and recommendations individualized to each person's work, social, and home environments.

Stuttering Therapy:

Programs that are designed individually are available for children, teens and adults who stutter. The focus is multifaceted and incorporated education regarding strategies to minimize stuttering while speaking, including speaking more slowly, and regulating breathing, while also incorporating environmental influences on fluency. Therapy progresses from single sounds, syllable to longer words and more complex sentences.