Hours: M-F; 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Our Speech Therapy Department works with all ages and levels of care who are experiencing speech, language, cognitive and swallowing problems.
Referrals may benefit those who are experiencing any of the following problems.
- Speech Sounds – including articulation, phonological disorders, apraxia of speech or dysarthria
- Language or Aphasia – understanding what is heard or read and how words are used to tell others what we think
- Literacy – the ability to read, spell or write
- Social communication – the capacity to follow the socially accepted rules of conversation, also known as pragmatics
- Voice – how we sound to others i.e. too loud, too hoarse, nasally, or are unable to make sounds
- Fluency – how well our speech flows i.e. stuttering. Small children may stutter but outgrow it later
Speech Pathologists can help with…..
Cognitive communication – problems with memory, attention, problem solving, organization and other thought processes.
Feeding and swallowing – problems with sucking, chewing, swallowing food or liquid, often called dysphagia, can lead to weight loss and other health problems.
Modified barium swallow studies are also performed to assess swallow function in greater depth.
Causes for speech, language and swallowing problems include:
- Premature birth
- Developmental disabilities
- Genetic problems
- Hearing loss
- Brain injuries/TBI
- Intellectual disabilities
- Sever or long term illness
- Neurological Disease
- Chronic cough/irritable larynx
- Head and neck cancer
- Breathing Problems