Speech Therapy

The role of the Speech Therapist is to improve functional communication and cognitive skills of all of our Residents. They also monitor and modify swallowing techniques and introduce diet modifications and special feeding techniques when necessary for Residents who have decreased abilities in these areas. Our speech-language patholigist is a certified VitalStim® Therapy System provider.

Speech therapy involves

  •  Developing an effective plan of care to reach maximum level of function.
  •  Utilize appropriate evaluation tools and accurately complete evaluations in swallowing and cognition.
  •  Set up appropriate diet for each Resident with the lowest risk of choking or aspiration pneumonia.
  •  Determine each Residents’ level of safety at home.


Colonial Nursing and Rehab Center
119 North Indiana Avenue
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 663-2532
(219) 662-0714 fax

Heather Hanson, Rehab Director