Speech therapy is a rehabilitative therapy that assists individuals with speech, language, hearing, cognitive and swallowing disorders.
Skilled speech therapy services at Jenkins Living Center are provided by:
Andrea Vosberg - MA, CCC-SLP
Andrea graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology/Communications Disorders. Andrea is a member of the American Speech-Hearing Association and the South Dakota Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Her background experience includes: instructor/supervisor and Program Director of the Communication Disorder’s Department at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D.; Speech/Language Pathologist in school and skilled nursing facility settings. Andrea is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) a treatment program for those with Neurological disorders, with a specialty in Parkinson Disease.
At Jenkins Living Center, speech therapy focuses on:
- Improving speech/language expression and/or comprehension
- Speech reading skills
- Establishing functional communication skills
- Safe swallow function
- Improving oral motor skills for more accurate speech production
- Voice disorders
- Social communication