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Occupational Therapist

 

Occupational Therapist

 

Occupational therapists help redesign people's lives and environments so they can function to their maximum in the activities or occupations that are important to them. Opportunities in occupational therapy are limitless!. Occupational therapists work with a wide variety of individuals from infants, to older adults; individuals with psychiatric and/or physical impairments, well individuals who have had interruptions in their day-to-day functioning, injured workers, premature babies, and individuals who are homeless, among others.

 

Physical Therapist

 

Physical therapists may work independently or in cooperation with other members of the health care team to promote optimal health. They play a vital role in the rehabilitation of movement related dysfunction following injury or disease, as well as the facilitation of wellness in healthy population.

 

Physical therapists are a culturally diverse group of professionals that work with all age groups in multicultural populations: infants, children, adolescents, young adults, mature adults and older adults. From initial examination and evaluation through discharge of a patient or client, the physical therapist’s responsibility is to work with the individual to ensure maximal physical function.

 

Speech Therapist

 

Speech-language pathologists work with people who cannot produce speech sounds, or cannot produce them clearly; those with speech rhythm and fluency problems, such as stuttering; people with voice disorders, such as inappropriate pitch or harsh voice; those with problems understanding and producing language; those who wish to improve their communication skills by modifying an accent; and those with cognitive communication impairments, such as attention, memory, and problem solving disorders. They also work with people who have swallowing difficulties.

 

Speech, language, and swallowing difficulties can result from a variety of causes including stroke, brain injury or deterioration, developmental delays or disorders, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, cleft palate, voice pathology, mental retardation, hearing loss, or emotional problems. Problems can be congenital, developmental, or acquired. Speech-language pathologists use qualitative and quantitative assessment methods, including standardized tests, as well as special instruments, to analyze and diagnose the nature and extent of speech, language, and swallowing impairments. Speech-language pathologists develop an individualized plan of care, tailored to each patient’s needs. For individuals with little or no speech capability, speech-language pathologists may select augmentative or alternative communication methods, including automated devices and sign language, and teach their use. They teach these individuals how to make sounds, improve their voices, or increase their oral or written language skills to communicate more effectively. They also teach individuals 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.



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Supports residents
throughout Five Major
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Martin County
St Lucie County
Indian River County
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Our Dedicated Staff
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Physical, and Emotional
distress that occurs with the
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