Pen Bay Medical Center provides comprehensive speech language pathology to patients of all ages. Our program is staffed by speech language pathologists who are certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association.
We believe that the family is the key ingredient to successful intervention, whether for children with developmental delays, or adults recovering from a brain injury or dealing with a loss of hearing. We provide family-focused evaluations and therapy. For children, this means that parents attend the sessions with their children. A spouse, close friend or caregiver may accompany adults. By playing an active role in the evaluation and therapy sessions, family members gain a better understanding of the communication needs of their loved one.
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Pen Bay Medical Center is part of the MaineHealth integrated health care system. This enables us to follow adult patients from the acute stage of illness to skilled nursing rehabilitation at Quarry Hill and to our outpatient clinic as the patient’s recovery progresses. When appropriate, consultations are provided to local schools for children and in the workplace for adults.
Dysarthria, the difficulty of speaking and dysphagia, the difficulty of swallowing can be limiting symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and can be helped through a speech pathologist. The Lee Silverman Voice Therapy Program has demonstrated great value to those with Parkinson’s disease. We use the program to help patients reverse the decline of speech by focusing on increasing volume through a set of intense exercises. Virtually every person (89 percent) with Parkinson's Disease will have problems with speech. These start early in the disease process and progressively diminish quality of life.
Common speech problems include:
- Soft voice
- Mumbled speech
- Monotone speech
- Hoarse voice
How can I refer a patient or make an appointment?
Physicians may refer directly to our practice. Referrals are also received from the state agency, Child Development Services, under the direction of a physician.
Do you accept insurance?
Most of our services are covered by private insurance, Medicare, MaineCare or Child Development Services. Financial assistance is available to qualifying individuals.