Speech language pathologists at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital have been serving the community's communication needs for more than 30 years. Texas Health Arlington Memorial offers a wide range of services for adults and children. A full-time staff of licensed speech language pathologists is available to offer evaluations, treatment, family education and home programs for people having the following diagnoses:
- Language or speech loss from a stroke
- Voice disorder
- Swallowing problems: Speech pathologists are DPNS (Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation) and VitalStim (Electrical Stimulation for Treatment of Dysphagia) certified
- Voice use with a Passy Muir valve
- Language/speech disorders due to progressive neurological disorders such as ALS, Parkinson's Disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and others
- Cognitive/memory/language impairment due to brain injury
Texas Health Arlington Memorial offers modified barium swallow studies in tandem with our radiology department to assess the oral and pharyngeal swallow.
Children of all ages receive specialized care from a team of pediatric therapists. The hospital's services address fine and gross motor skills, self help activities, feeding, socializing, playing and the development of age-appropriate speech and language skills.
Whether the child is delayed in development, is slow to talk, has difficulty understanding, is clumsy, hyperactive or has handwriting difficulties, a pediatric therapy evaluation can pinpoint specific areas of concern and develop an individualized treatment approach for that child.
Speech language pathologists are available to assess and treat children who:
- Have speech that is difficult to understand
- Have difficulty understanding new words
- Have trouble following directions
- Have a chronically hoarse voice