Speech-language pathologists evaluate and treat pediatric and adult patients with communication and swallowing disorders.
Service and Common Diagnoses
Articulation and Language Disorders
Articulation and language disorders include developmental delay, auditory processing, cleft palate and Down Syndrome.
Stuttering disorder treatment is available for pediatric and adult patients.
Voice disorders / Videostroboscopy
A wide variety of vocal problems are evaluated and treated by the
speech pathologists. Videostroboscopy (videotaped evaluation of the
larynx) may be completed to further evaluate voice problems such as
vocal nodules, vocal polyps, and vocal cord paralysis, and also
treatment and care of the professional voice.
(from Cancer of the larynx)
Rehabilitation of the laryngectomy patient is available, including voice prosthesis evaluation and placement.
Neurological Speech-Language Disorders
Speech-language disorders associated with stroke, brain tumors,
traumatic brain injury and progressive neurological disorders are
treated. Symptoms addressed include aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia and
cognitive communication deficits.
Swallowing disorders occur in adults and children. Adults are
evaluated by use of a three-phase esophagram (an X-ray procedure) and
then treated with diet modifications, swallowing compensations, and
oral, pharyngeal and laryngeal exercises. Pediatric evaluations include
the three-phase esophagram and/or a clinical feeding evaluation.
Treatment involves oral stimulation and exercises, diet modifications,
swallowing compensations and family education.
Location & Contact
St.Vincent Speech and Voice Therapy
8550 Naab Road, Suite 100