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Speech Pathology

Speech-Language pathologists in the Rehabilitation Department at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth provide assessment and treatment of adult patients with difficulty in:

  • Speech and voice
  • Language
  • Auditory, reading and written comprehension
  • Swallowing
  • Cognitive aspects of communication including memory, attention and problem solving

Speaking, swallowing, and/or communicating disorders may be present in persons with neurological deficits caused by stroke, brain injury, Parkinson's, Guillain-Barre and other neurological disease or injury.

Speech Therapy includes:

  • Oral motor exercise
  • Dysphagia (swallowing) therapy (including VitalStim Therapy)
  • Voice treatment (including Lee Silverman Voice treatment)
  • Reading and writing skills
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Accent modification
  • Articulation therapy
  • Passy Muir valve training
  • Patient and family education in communication, cognition and swallowing self-management

Speech-Language pathologists perform modified barium swallow studies (MBS) in collaboration with the hospital's radiology department. Please call 817-433-1600 for more information. 


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