Speech Language Pathology
The Lansdale Hospital Department of Speech and Language Pathology is dedicated to improving quality of life through innovation and excellence in the evaluation, treatment, and management of patients with disorders of speech, voice, language, cognition, memory, and swallowing.
This is achieved by providing direct patient care and counseling and education within an interdisciplinary team.
The Speech and Language Pathology staff interfaces with all disciplines, including: neurosciences, otolaryngology, radiology, gerontology, oncology, and general medicine. Speech and Language Pathology services are provided to outpatients, hospitalized patients, and to patients specifically admitted to our Transitional Care unit.
Our clinical expertise and core values of compassion and respect demonstrate our firm commitment to providing the highest quality of care for our patients.
Individuals with acquired difficulty in speech, language, memory, cognition, and swallowing secondary to:
- Stroke (CVA)
- Brain tumor
- Neurological/post-neurological condition
- Neuromuscular disease
- Head and neck surgery
Specific disorders treated include:
- Voice disorders
The Department of Speech and Language Pathology provides a full range of evaluative, preventative, and rehabilitative services to those with communicative, cognitive, and swallowing disorders.
An individualized treatment plan focusing on re-establishing functional and reliable communication is implemented for each patient. Treatment goals may also address specific communicative-cognitive deficits through a variety of facilitatory and compensatory treatment techniques. Patients with swallowing disorders are seen for a comprehensive evaluation which may include a videofluorographic swallowing study to achieve safe swallowing. This is followed by swallowing treatment and diet modification as needed.
Our clinical staff includes three speech-language pathologists certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.
The Department of Speech and Language Pathology is located in Lansdale Hospital. Appointments are scheduled three days a week between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
For more information, please call 215-361-4531.