Speech Therapy

Speech language pathologists (SLPs) provide diagnostic evaluation and therapy services to children and adults who would like to receive these services through our outpatient clinics. Some of the issues that require treatment include:

Articulation disorders: Difficulty forming the sounds necessary to speak clearly
Voice disorders: Difficulties with pitch, voice quality (such as hoarseness, nasality, and breathiness), or loudness of the voice
Laryngectomy: Surgical removal of the vocal cords (voice box), requiring patients to learn how to speak again
Tongue thrust: Speech or swallowing difficulties caused by dental abnormalities
Stuttering: Interruptions in the flow or rhythm of speech
Aphasia and dysarthria: Loss of speech or language abilities after neurological insults such as stroke, head injury, and brain tumors
Cognitive and communication deficits: Difficulties with memory, attention, information processing, or thought organization as the result of stroke, head injury, or brain tumors
Dysphagia: Swallowing problems due to brain damage, neuromuscular disease, head injury, or neck surgery.