Health & Wellness

Adult Speech Therapy at Elm and Lancaster

Unified Therapy Services is excited to announce that their two new Speech Therapists, Kersten Yutzy, M.A., CCC-SLP, and Alyssa Feller, M.S., CFY-SLP, will be treating the adult/geriatric community for conditions related to dementia and stroke.

Kersten and Alyssa will treat patients with the following conditions: phasia (language impairment characterized by difficulty with word finding) by targeting word finding, assisting with comprehension, and assisting with alternative communication options if appropriate. Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) by strengthening muscles, training diet modifications and establishing safe swallow strategies. Dysarthria (weakness or incoordination of the speech mechanism) by working on speech intelligibility strategies to maximize listener’s understanding and develop alternative communication measures as appropriate. Changes in cognition (new or increasing difficulty with memory, executive functioning, and problem solving – due to progressive disease, CVA, or TBI) by providing memory and problem solving strategies, education regarding expectations for patient and family, establishing a memory book, and establishing daily routine to maximize independence and safety.

Kersten is an experienced therapist who has previously worked in multiple care centers in the area, treating the adult and geriatric populations. Alyssa graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, and joined our team in July after graduating. Both therapists also treat pediatric patients for a wide range of conditions.

If you have an adult patient that needs help with speaking, swallowing, or cognitive changes, please contact us:

Downtown Dubuque Clinic: 1690 Elm Steet, Suite 230. Phone: 563-583-4003, option 3.
Lancaster Clinic: 9179 Old Potosi Road (lower level of Family Medical Center). Phone: 563-583-4003, option 4.

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