Speech and Language Pathology
Speech and Language Pathology provides a full range of services to infant, pediatric and adult patients with communicative, cognitive, and swallowing disorders.
Each patient receives an individualized treatment plan focusing on developing or re-establishing communication skills. Patients with swallowing disorders are seen for a evaluation which may include videofluorographic swallowing study (VBS or X-ray) or Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing function (FEES) to assist in planning appropriate treatment to establish airway protection and safe swallow behavior. This is followed by specific exercise and diet modification, as needed.
- Individuals with acquired difficulty in speech, language, memory, cognition and swallowing secondary to:
- Brain tumor
- Developmental delay
- Head and neck cancer, and other head and neck surgery
- Acquired brain injuries
- Neuromuscular diseases
- Stroke (CVA)
- Evaluation and treatment of swallowing dysfunction
- This service is available to infants with difficulty sucking and maintaining weight gain; toddlers with food aversions; school-age children who must medically be able to take pills; and adults who have reduced airway protection placing them at risk for developing aspiration pneumonia
- Evaluation and treatment of cognitive/linguistic dysfunction and communication disorders
- Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT-LOUD®) for Parkinson’s disease or other neurological dosorders that affect voice
- LSVT-LOUD® has been researched and found to be helpful with Down’s Syndrome where soft voice interferes with communication
- VitalStim® treatment for swallowing disorders