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Voice Clinic

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute's Voice Clinic helps people with voice problems of all kinds, including difficulty communicating on the job, at home and in the community.

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Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the brain that leads to shaking (tremors) and difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination.

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LSVT Big and Loud Therapy

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute offers Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT®) Big and Loud Therapy to empower those living with Parkinson's disease to speak loud and move big.

Speech-language pathology

Losing the ability to communicate can be a devastating loss. People who have trouble communicating often feel misunderstood, isolated and depressed. Our speech therapists (also called speech-language pathologists) help people of all ages who are having trouble communicating or swallowing or have cognition issues.

Speech therapy focuses on restoring speech and language skills, cognition and swallowing function lost due to illness or injury. Many health issues can cause these difficulties, including autism, stroke, Parkinson's disease, head and neck cancer and brain injury.

Speech therapists also work with children, helping to improve stuttering and other communication problems.

Speech-language pathologists at Allina Health evaluate and treat the following disorders:

Dysarthria
Dysphagia
Apraxia
Aphasia
Cognitive linguistic deficits
Childhood speech/language and feeding/swallowing disorders
Voice disorders
Paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM) or vocal cord dysfunction


Source: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Reviewed by: Jane E Chandler, MA, CCC-SLP, speech-language pathologist, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
First Published: 03/22/2011
Last Reviewed: 03/01/2011