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Speech-Language Pathology

The Speech-Language Department provides inpatient and outpatient therapy to individuals ranging from infancy to late-adulthood with speech language, cognitive, and/or swallowing problems. Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are experts in communication!

Our mission is to provide high-quality care that aligns with the standards provided by the American-Speech-Language-Hearing-Association (ASHA) and their goal of “making effective communication, a human right, accessible and achievable for all.” Our team is dedicated to using evidence-based practice to provide personalized treatment plans for all of our patients.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Speech Sounds: Delays or disorders in production of speech sounds related to muscular deficiencies, motor planning/programming, and general developmental delays
  • Cognition: Memory, organization, orientation, attention, problem-solving
  • Language: Expression and comprehension of language, aphasia, developmental delays in appropriate language acquisition
  • Voice/Resonance: Hypernasality/hyponasality, Parkinson’s, dysphonia, dysarthria
  • Hearing: Deficits in speech recognition, communication barriers caused by hearing impairments
  • Social Pragmatics: Focusing on appropriate language with others, picking up on social cues and norms
  • Feeding & Swallowing: Functional disorders in the oral and/or pharyngeal stages of swallowing and identification of s/s of esophageal dysphagia
  • Fluency: Stuttering and cluttering, disfluent aphasia
  • AAC (Alternative and Augmentative Communication): No-tech, low-tech, high-tech communication systems for those unable to communicate through verbalization or gestures/signs

Our Speech-Pathology department offers services for adults at the Rehabilitation Office and pediatric services at the Pediatric Rehabilitation Office as well as via telehealth. A primary care physician referral is needed to schedule an appointment. For further questions, please contact our office at 760-873-2122.