This may be a result of an impairment in physical structure, like vocal nodules, paralysis of the vocal cords, cancer of the head, neck or throat or simply age related changes to the vocal structures commonly seen in older adults. However, sometimes voice disorders may be a result of ineffective or improper use of the vocal mechanism. This may mean putting too much strain on our vocal cords, improper breathing and voice coordination, unresolved psychological conflict etc. Speech therapy can help with assessing the root of the problem and develop strategies to improve your voice.
Dysphagia refers to difficulty or pain while swallowing, may or may not be a cause of an underlying condition. Often includes difficulty with chewing, food getting “stuck”, coughing while eating or drinking or transmitting the food from your mouth to esophagus and finally to the stomach.Commonly seen in adults with head or neck cancer, Parkinson's, stroke etc. Speech therapy services for dysphagia focus on completing a swallowing assessment and providing strategies to help you eat and drink with ease.
These encompass a wide range of conditions and may affect children and adults. Speech disorders occur when the sounds or words we say are unclear and people struggle to understand what we say. Language disorders indicate an impairment with understanding, reading, writing or essentially the words we choose to use to communicate. Speech therapy focuses on completing comprehensive evaluations and developing a treatment plan based on the underlying nature of the problem.
We are so excited to offer the certified Lee Silverman Voice Program for adults adapting to life with Parkinson's disease (PD). Schedule a consultation to determine if you are a good fit for this program. Speech therapy, language, swallowing and voice treatment for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is offered.
Often a result of brain injury or age related cognitive decline seen in older adults. Attention, memory, problem solving, processing information, speed of processing information, reasoning, interpreting language etc. are commonly affected thus affecting communication as well as activities of daily living like managing medications, finances, appointments etc. Speech therapy focuses on the use of strategies to simplify complex information, improve recall and develop routines.
We are located inside the Forum South Office Park in Bellevue. Plenty of parking is available. We are in Suite 103 on the Main level.
Suite 103, 12507 Bel-Red Road, Bellevue, Washington 98005, United States
After contacting our office via phone (425-242-3294) or email (email@example.com), an appointment to complete an evaluation will be scheduled. The appointment may be in person or virtual depending on patient preference, age and insurance requirements.
* Please note all appointments for swallowing disorders are in-person ONLY at our Bellevue clinic.
At SPARC Health, we strongly believe that the best mode of treatment (online vs in person) vastly differs for each individual. For example, we see most pediatric and adolescent clients in person only, while a large majority of adult clients are seen virtually. We like to take into account the age of the client, the ease and accessibility of services, technical skills and personal preferences.
Urvi Solanki, MS, CCC-SLP is the founder of SPARC Health Speech Therapy and will be the primary provider to assess and treat your speech, swallowing, cognitive or swallowing deficits.
She graduated from Boston University in 2013 and has worked extensively in the field ever since. She is a member of the American Speech & Hearing Association, holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence and is certified with the American Speech and Hearing association.
Mild impairments typically can be resolved in 1-3 sessions, Moderate impairment may be 4-8 sessions while severe impairments may be 12+ sessions.
* please note that these are gross estimates based. Actual timelines may vary significantly based on the interdisciplinary team recommendation.
We are in-network providers for most major insurance carriers. These include:
Blue Cross & Blue Shield
First Choice Health Network
Labor and Industries
We accept self-payment for therapy services, the charges vary depending on the type of disorder, mode of treatment and tests used. Please contact the office via email or text at 425-242-3294 to get a better estimate for your individual needs.
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Call or text our HIPAA compliant confidential patient line at 425-242-3294