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Speech-Language Pathologist in Boca Raton, FL

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William Damelio, M.S., CCC-SLP

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Speech - Voice - Swallow - Cognitive therapy services
Providing comprehensive speech therapy & care
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LSVT-LOUD (Speech treatment for Parkinson's Disease patients):We provide evaluation and treatment for Parkinson’s Disease related communication deficits. Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological deficits often cause faulty feedback to the brain which can result in communication that is too soft, mumbled, monotone or hoarse. Because of this, patients with Parkinson's Disease can often be difficult to understand. Our LSVT-LOUD treatment teaches Parkinson’s Disease patients techniques to improve their communication ability and perception of appropriate loudness.

Dysphagia – Patients with dysphagia have difficulty swallowing and may experience pain while swallowing, making it difficult to eat. Dysphagia is caused by weak muscles in the mouth and throat and is often a result of a stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease.

Aphasia – Aphasia causes patients to have difficulty reading, speaking, listening and writing. Aphasia is caused by damage to parts of the brain that are responsible for language.

Apraxia – Patients with apraxia have difficulty speaking what he/she wants to speak. Apraxia can occur in two forms. Patients can be born with the disorder or it can develop from a stroke or head injury.

Dysarthria – Patients with dysarthria may have slurred speech, a slow or rapid rate of speech, abnormal rhythm when speaking or difficulty chewing and swallowing. Dysarthria can develop from a stroke or head injury.

Stuttering – Stuttering is a communication disorder that causes difficulty in fluency of speech. This includes involuntary repetitions of words, parts of words or sounds. Stuttering is also referred to as stammering.

Dementia – Dementia is related to memory loss. A speech-language pathologist can help patients with dementia by using strategies to help preserve communications and cognitive function.
Bio
William "Bill" Damelio M.S., CCC-SLP is licensed in the state of Florida as a speech and language pathologist and is a LSVT LOUD and SPEAK OUT! certified clinician. He holds a master's degree from Nova Southeastern University and holds the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). William specializes in the evaluation and treatment of complex neurological cases, involving speech, voice, language, stuttering, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders. William also volunteers and lectures at various Parkinson's disease support groups and events. William works closely with Parkinson's specialists in other skilled disciplines such as physical and occupational therapists that have extensive experience working with patients with Parkinson's Disease and their families or caregivers.
Practice Areas
 Speech-Language Therapy  Developmental Delays  Newborn Hearing Screening
 Accent Reduction  Electronystagmography Testing (ENG)  Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders
 Adult Hearing Testing  English as a Second Language  Pediatric Hearing Testing
 Adult Speech/Language Disorders  Head and Neck Cancer  Selective Mutism
 Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia  Hearing Aids  Speech Sound Disorders
 Aphasia  Hearing Conservation  Stuttering
 Apraxia  Hearing Rehabilitation  Swallowing Difficulties / Dysphagia
 Auditory Brainstem Response Testing (ABR)  Language-Based Learning Disabilities  Tinnitus
 Autism Spectrum Disorders  Learning Disabilities  Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke
 Child Speech/Language Disorders  Mental Health and Speech Issues  Vestibular Testing
 Cochlear Implants  Motor Speech Disorders  Voice Disorders
Certifications
 ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP)  Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (State)
Education/Training
Speech-Language Pathologist William "Bill" Damelio, M.S., CCC-SLP, holds an advanced certification from the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD) program, a one-on-one behavioral treatment that is customized to the unique communication goals of each individual. He also is certified A voice therapy program called SPEAK OUT!, developed by the Parkinson Voice Project, can help Parkinson’s disease patients regain their ability to communicate, according to a new studies. The primary goals of SPEAK OUT! are to strengthen the muscles used for speaking and swallowing and to teach patients how to speak with intent. Emphasis is on speaking with intent! (like you really mean it!). He is also trained in Expiratory muscle strength training (EMST) it is categorized as respiratory muscle strength training (RMST). The use of EMST has been shown to improve voluntary cough function and minimize the risk of aspiration following a training regimen of EMST.


Nova Southeastern University
LSVT
SPEAK OUT!
RMST EMST
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ASHA

Serving Palm Beach County, including Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, and surrounding areas.
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