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Speech and Language Pathology

Speech and Language Pathology

Brings Back Hope

Our speech and language pathology division provides treatments for communication and swallowing disorders by using computer technology, voice or language exercises and other training to help patients develop effective communication skills.   speech and language pathologists also help people with other challenges.  

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

 Offering new possibilities for people who can’t speak. Technology offers an array of options, including voice synthesizing computers and communication boards.  

Words – More Than Just Talk

Words are the building blocks of communication. They express our emotions and help communicate our needs. But some people can’t find the words – they have a communication disorder.   Disorders can affect their ability to speak or prevent them from understanding.  

Speech and language pathologists in our hospital are the professionals who identify, evaluate and treat swallowing disorders  and wide range of speech and language disorders like:

  • Stuttering – or stammering which is a condition in which the flow of speech is broken by abnormal stoppage, repetition or prolongation of sounds or syllables.
  • Articulation Disorders – difficulties making sounds or syllables
  • Language Disorders-difficulty in comprehending spoken language or communication thoughts, feelings and experiences.
  • Aphasia – a language disorder caused by stroke, drug use, brain injury or illness. A person with aphasia may be truly at a loss for words – unable to say even his or her own name.
  • Voice Disorders – example quality of voices affected (such as having a hoarse, breathy or nasal voice).
  • Swallowing Disorders – known as dysphagia. This usually occurs as a result of illness, surgery, stroke or injury.
  • Cognitive communication disorder – common on adults after a head injury or stroke, these disorders make it difficult to think and speak clearly and remember or solve problems.