Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)


Swallowing and Speech Rehabilitation

Sometimes following illness or injury, people may experience difficulty with chewing, swallowing, drooling, comprehending or speaking. Willis-Knighton offers specialized rehabilitation services for such patients. Our speech therapists are trained in the assessment and treatment of:

  • Speech and language disorders
  • Cognitive / thinking problems
  • Chewing / swallowing dysfunction
  • Facial / lingual paralysis
  • Augmentative communication
  • Progressive neurological diseases

During assessment and management, our speech therapists utilize tools such as:

  • Cognitive and language testing
  • Videoesophagrams (modified barium swallow)
  • Compensatory swallowing strategies
  • Deep pharyngeal neuromuscular stimulation
  • Vital Stim ® Neuromuscular electrical stimulation
  • Facial icing and massage
  • Oral motor exercise
  • Aphasia testing and management
  • Lee Silverman Voice Program

Our ultimate goal is to improve quality of life for individuals with swallowing or communication disorders.

For more information about speech therapy services at Willis-Knighton, call any of the following comprehensive outpatient rehab clinics:

  • WK Rehabilitation Institute
    1111 Line Ave.
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    Phone: (318) 716-4720
    Fax: (318) 716-4719
  • WK Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center
    7925 Youree Drive, Suite 140
    Shreveport, LA 71105
    Phone: (318) 212-3720
  • WK Bossier Medical Pavilion
    2449 Hospital Drive, Suite 140
    Bossier City, LA 71111
    Phone: (318) 212-7720
  • WK Canterbury Square
    2530 Bert Kouns, Suite 148
    Shreveport, LA 71118
    Phone: (318) 212-5720