Speech-Language Pathologists provide evaluation and treatment services to those with speech, language, voice, cognitive and swallowing disorders. Specialized testing and treatment are provided based upon each patient's needs. VitalStim is a treatment that can be used to assist patients with difficulty swallowing. The Visi-Pitch equipment provides visual and auditory feedback to those with voice disorders.
Common conditions that may require speech language pathology are:
- Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
- Memory impairments
- Decreased cognition
- Voice problems
- Neurologic diseases
- Stroke and head injuries
Specific diagnostic services include videofluoroscopic swallowing studies, instrumental analysis of vocal function and standardized cognitive/achievement testing may also be completed.