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Speech Therapy

Your speech-language pathologist specializes in the evaluation and treatment of communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders. Following a diagnostic evaluation, your speech-language pathologist may work with you on some or all of the following conditions:

Communication Language
Language disorders resulting from damage to the language centers of the brain may occur following a stroke, brain injury, brain tumor or other neurological impairment.

Speech
Physical or neurological impairment or malformation may cause problems sequencing sounds into syllables or words. Weak or uncoordinated vocal muscles may also cause speech to be slow, weak or uncoordinated.

Voice
Vocal misuse, vocal abuse, stroke, brain injury or other neurological events may cause alterations in pitch, loudness and vocal quality.

Cognitive-Communication
Treatment can improve skills and abilities in attention, concentration, perception, orientation, memory, problem-solving, reasoning, information-processing or new learning.

Swallowing
Marianjoy’s Swallowing and Voice Center helps patients optimize eating, drinking, talking and smiling. Located on Marianjoy’s Wheaton campus, the state-of-the-art center provides diagnostic evaluations and treatments using the most advanced technology available.

 

Updated April, 2017

 

 
 
 
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