Speech therapy helps patients improve their ability to communicate effectively and eat safely. Our speech therapists treat patients with a variety of speech, language, cognitive, voice and swallowing deficits that could be a result of a stroke, brain injury, cancer or other neurological illnesses. 

These therapists also have specialized training in diagnostic testing (for example, modified barium swallow studies) for swallowing and voice disorders.

Conditions treated include:

  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia
  • Dysarthria (difficulty articulating words)
  • Stuttering
  • Voice and vocal cord dysfunction
  • Swallowing disorders

Specialty Services:

  • Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES): an alternative to modified barium swallow studies (MBS) where a flexible endoscope (camera) is passed through a nostril to the back of the throat so a “birds-eye view” of the swallowing mechanism can be seen. This allows a speech therapist to diagnose swallowing problems. Locations: Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Dallas (Jackson Building), Texas Health Fort Worth, Texas Health Plano
  • Videostroboscopy: a small camera is placed at the back of the throat to visualize the vocal cords while making sounds which helps to diagnose weakness, paralysis or disease. Locations: Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Fort Worth
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Stroke and Brain Injury Rehabilitation
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Local Author Finds Her Voice Again after Stroke
Award winning children’s book author Susan Stevens Crummel loves reading her stories to children. When a stroke impacted her ability to speak, she turned to speech rehabilitation at Texas Health Fort Worth.
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