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Speech Therapy

Adult speech therapy consists of the evaluation and treatment of adults with communication and swallowing disorders resulting from stroke, traumatic brain injury, progressive diseases, etc. Our adult patients are typically seen two to three times weekly in one-on-one therapy sessions. Adults are provided with home programs to further develop and generalize skills outside of the therapy setting.

​What areas does speech therapy for adults address?

  • Expressive and receptive communication.
  • Memory.
  • Attention.
  • Cognitive skills (problem solving and reasoning).
  • Social skills.
  • Reading.
  • Writing.
  • Dysphagia (swallowing).
  • Communication disorders (stuttering, voice disorders).

Whether the problems are congenital or occurred after an illness or injury, our certified specialists can develop an individualized treatment program that strives to enhance each patient's quality of life.


We are committed to providing prompt appointments to patients who need evaluation and treatment. To initiate therapy, we will need:

  • A prescription from your or your child's primary care physician/ENT/specialist ordering speech therapy services, which includes a diagnosis code.
  • An initial evaluation scheduled at Mary Rutan Hospital Therapy & Sports Medicine. Call 937.593.0822 to schedule an initial evaluation at our Bellefontaine location, or 937.887.0163 to schedule an evaluation at our Urbana location.