Speech & Language Pathology

SPEECH & LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

 

Brings Back Hope

 

Our speech-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-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-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.