Speech Therapy Gives Voice to Patients with Language or Swallowing Issues

Verbal communication represents a key part of our existence. Various conditions make it hard for some to communicate. Speech-Language Pathologists receive special training to evaluate and treat adults and children, improving their communication and expanding their world. McLeod Health offers inpatient and outpatient speech therapy programs.

Speech Therapy services are available at each of the following McLeod hospitals:
Florence, Cheraw, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Loris, and Seacoast.

  • Stroke, Hearing Loss and Voice Disorders Benefit from Speech Therapy

    A speech pathologist treats these diagnoses:

    • Neurological conditions including stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and amyotropic 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
  • Pediatric Therapy Benefits A Child Who Lacks Age-Appropriate Language Skills

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

  • Meet our Outpatient Speech Therapist

    Speech Therapist

    Jan is a 1993 graduate of East Carolina University and a 1996 graduate of North Carolina Central University where she received a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders. Her clinical background includes acute care, and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. Jan’s special interests include neurogenic communication disorders and adult dysphagia. She is certified in VitalStim therapy, and Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT LOUD). Jan joined McLeod Rehabilitation Services in 2004.