Speech-Language Pathology is the study of human communication disorders. It encompasses disorders of speech, language, hearing, and swallowing. Communication disorders can be congenital or acquired (from an illness or from an injury). Communication disorders can affect individuals of all ages (infants to adults).
Evaluation and treatment provided by speech-language pathologists include:
- Language Therapy
- Speech and Articulation
- Oral and Laryngeal
- Cognitive Dysfunction
- Videofluoroscopic Swallow Studies
Patients who have the following diagnoses may be referred by their physician for treatment by a speech-language pathologist:
- Oral Sensory Integration Delays
- Feeding Disorders
- Learning Disabilities
- Developmental Delays
- Cerebral Palsy
- Downs Syndrome
- Dysphasia/swallowing problems
- Cancer of the neck
- Vocal cord paralysis/voice problems
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Neurological Deficits
At Presence St. Mary's Hospital, our speech-language pathology services are provided on an inpatient and outpatient basis in a personal, understanding, and welcoming environment. Our speech-language pathologists work in conjunction with the patient's physician, dietician, and other therapists to develop quality individualized treatment plans and services that will help him or her communicate effectively, maintain safe and adequate nutrition, and improve quality of life.
For more information regarding the services provided by our speech-language pathology department or to make an appointment, please call (815) 937-2278.
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