The Speech-Language pathologists provide assessment and treatment of preschool through adult patients with difficulty in:
- Speech and voice
- Auditory, reading and written comprehension
- 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
- Computer-assisted voice and cognitive re-training
- Establishing augmentative and alternative communication techniques and devices
- Accent modification
- Articulation therapy
- Developmental language therapy
- Patient and family education in communication and swallowing self-management
Speech-Language pathologists perform modified barium swallow studies in collaboration with the hospital's radiology department. Appointments are made by calling the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center.
For more information, call 817-267-9599.