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Speech and Language Therapy

Presbyterian’s speech and language therapists help patients regain or improve their communication skills, speech production, thinking abilities, voice and swallowing. These impairments may be a result of a developmental delay, brain injury, concussion, neurological disease, cancer, or the effects of an illness or other injury. This program requires a physician referral. Once referred into the program, your speech language therapist will develop a personalized treatment plan and home program. Our team can assess and treat a variety of speech-related disorders.

Services / Conditions Treated

Some common conditions treated by our speech and language therapy team include:

  • Articulation difficulties (or problems making clear speech sounds)
  • Childhood eating difficulties, such as food selectivity or refusal (“picky eater”), or problems with gagging, choking or vomiting
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic hoarseness
  • Cleft lip and cleft palate in children
  • Cognitive deficits such as poor attention, memory, awareness and problem-solving issues
  • Expressive language difficulties (difficulty speaking or writing)
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Pragmatic difficulties (problems using language in social situations)
  • Receptive language difficulties (difficulty listening, reading or visual processing difficulties)
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Word-finding difficulties
  • Vocal cord dysfunction
  • Voice disorders (quality, pitch, loudness, resonance)
  • Pragmatics

Treatments/Tests Performed

Some common treatments and tests performed by our speech and language therapy team include:

  • Cleft lip and cleft palate treatment in children
  • Video fluoroscopic swallowing studies (an x-ray study for swallowing assessment)

Clinics & Facilities

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