Our speech therapists can help you develop or redevelop the physical mechanics needed to talk and communicate with your loved ones.
Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital Speech Therapy Services Include:
Neurological Speech Therapy
Therapists specializing in neurological speech therapy treat people with speech and language disorders and can measure speech and language development. They can also help people who might have difficulty swallowing. Patients can range from infants to adults, and therapists will often work with physicians, audiologists and others to help in speech and language development.
Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Studies
Done with the assistance of an x-ray machine, a videofluorscopic swallowing study allows therapists to measure how well a patient can swallow. Patients are asked to swallow various foods and liquids, with the therapist observing the muscular activity in a patient’s mouth and throat. This allows the therapist to see what parts of a patient’s mouth and throat are not working and determine strategies to help a patient swallow better.
A form of speech therapy, voice therapy treats hoarseness in patients and can help with lower volume and rapid speech in people with Parkinson’s disease. Therapists assign various vocal tasks to patients to improve their vocal behavior and to assist in healing following surgery or injury.
Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital Outpatient Speech Therapy
420 Remington Blvd, Suite 135
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Meet Our Staff
Josi Nino, Speech-Language Pathologist/Clinical Coordinator
Josi graduated with a master’s degree in communication disorders and sciences from Eastern Illinois University in 2001. She is the Inpatient Rehab Clinical Coordinator at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Josi has clinical experience in evaluating and treating speech, language, voice, cognitive and swallowing disorders in adult populations. Her special interest is in evaluating and treating aphasia and dysphagia. She is certified to provide VitalStim treatment of dysphagia.