Speech/Language Therapy

Speech Therapy

A speech-language pathologist (SLP) is a specialist who is trained in the techniques, strategies, and interventions developed to improve or correct communication and swallowing disorders. The department is staffed with nine Speech language pathologists. Evaluation and treatment for adults and children are offered in our inpatient and outpatient locations. Services include:

Outpatient Speech Therapy

Outpatient Speech Therapy services provide assessment and treatment of swallowing, cognitive-linguistic, voice, speech, and language disorders.

Inpatient Speech Therapy

Inpatient Speech Therapy services provide evaluation and treatment of speech, language and swallowing disorders for hospitalized patients.

Pediatric Speech Therapy

Pediatric Speech Therapy services provide developmental intervention for children who do not demonstrate age-appropriate speech, language and swallowing skills.

Common diagnoses treated:

  • Neurological conditions including cerebral vascular accident (stroke), traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Oral/laryngeal cancer (head/neck cancer)
  • Dysphagia
  • Voice disorders, partial cord paralysis, functional disorders, i.e. nodules
  • Hearing loss, including cochlear implants
  • Developmental delays in speech, language, or swallowing
  • Augmentative communication needs



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