Speech Therapy

Contact:Deborah DeFauw, PT
              Ramona Beach, CCC/SLP
Phone: (307)352-8395
Hours: 8:30am - 2:30pm, Monday-Thursday


  • Assessment and treatment of patient with swallowing difficulties
  • Diagnostics
  • Treatment
  • Help to prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing, and fluency
  • Development of individualized plan of care tailored to each patient's needs
  • Education of patients on how to make sounds, improve their voices, or increase their oral or written language skills to communicate more effectively
  • Education of individuals on how to strengthen muscles or use compensatory strategies to swallow without choking or inhaling food or liquid
  • Speech-language pathologists help patients develop, or recover, reliable communication and swallowing skills so patients can fulfill their educational, vocational, and social roles
  • Counseling of individuals and their families concerning communication disorders and how to cope with the stress and misunderstanding that often accompany them
  • Work with family members to recognize and change behavior patterns that impede communication and treatment and show them communication-enhancing techniques to use at home