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Speech-language therapy

Our certified speech-language therapists, also called speech-language pathologists, identify, evaluate and treat a wide range of speech, voice, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders that can result from stroke, head injury, dementia, complex medical conditions and developmental delay in adults and children.

We help our patients develop effective communication and cognitive skills as well as return to a safe diet using current, best practice clinical skills and interventions.

Speech therapy commonly helps with:

  • Brain, lung, or head and neck cancers
  • Cognitive changes
  • Dementia
  • Dysarthria or motor speech disorders
  • Dysphagia
  • Fluency disorders such as stuttering and cluttering
  • Head injuries
  • Language deficits including assistive technology
  • Stroke
  • Voice disorders

Helping to improve your child's communication

Pediatric speech-language therapy focuses on improving your child's overall communication skills. This includes understanding language, using language and articulating words. It also includes caring for children with oral motor and feeding disorders, hearing impairments, voice disorders, and stuttering.

Pediatric speech-language therapists commonly help with:

  • Articulation delays
  • Motor speech difficulties (apraxia)
  • Language delays
  • Oral motor weakness
  • Feeding and swallowing delays and difficulties
  • Sensory and motor-based difficulties
  • Developmental delays
  • Hearing impairment

Speech-language therapy requires a doctor's referral.