Speech and Language
Therapy, developmental disabilities, illness or injury can prevent children and adults from being able to speak effectively or even swallow. But many adults and children can re-development these skills with the help of a speech and language pathologist.
Speech and swallowing skills are treated by speech and language pathologists because they involve the same anatomy and physiology. These problems may be developmental or caused by stoke, traumatic head injury, brain tumors or cancer.
Our staff of speech pathologists each have a master's degree in speech pathology, is state licensed and has earned a certificate of clinical competency by successfully completing a national exam. Services are available to in-patients, those in our Transitional Care Unit and through our Outpatient Rehabilitation program.
Evaluations and therapies offered include:
- Swallowing and video barium swallow studies (pediatric and adult)
- Voice (e.g. Laryngectomies, Vocal Fold Nodules)
- Aphasia (Left CVA/Stroke)
- Traumatic brain injury
- Cognition (Right CVA/Stroke)
- Child language, children’s speech and articulation
- Accent modification
- Learning disabilities
- Auditory processing neurological disorders (e.g. brain tumor, Parkinson’s Disease)
- Memory problems
- Trismos evaluation and therapy