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Speech Therapy

Speech-language pathology is a field of expertise practiced by a clinician known as a speech-language pathologist (SLP), also called speech and language therapist or speech therapist, who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of communication disorders, voice disorders, and swallowing disorders.

A common misconception is that speech-language pathology is restricted to correcting pronunciation difficulties and helping people who stutter to speak more fluently. In fact, speech-language pathology is concerned with a broad scope of speech, language, swallowing, and voice issues involving communication. At Daviess Community Hospital our Speech Therapists treat the following diagnosis and conditions:

Common Diagnosis our Speech Therapists Treat

  • Neurological Conditions: Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Neuromuscular Speech Disorder, Geriatric Conditions, Guillan-Barre Syndrome, Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), Voice Disorders, TMJ/TMD
  • Pediatric Conditions: Autism, Speech and Language Disorders, Articulation Disorders, Stuttering/Fluency, Sensory Feeding, Cerebral Palsy, Apraxia
  • Other Conditions: Bell’s Palsy, Dysarthria, Oral/Pharyngeal/Laryngeal Cancer

Common Conditions our Speech Therapists Treat

  • Facial Droop
  • Inability to Say or Pronounce Sounds
  • Swallow Dysfunction
  • Difficulty Chewing
  • Hoarse Voice
  • Post-Surgical Voice/Swallowing/Cognitive Concerns
  • Congenital or Hereditary Conditions
  • Developmental Delays
  • Dementia Related Swallowing or Cognitive Concerns
  • Poor Muscle Tone
  • Sensory Conditions
  • Speech Augmentation (AAC)
  • Coughing with Eating/Drinking
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Slow Speech Development
  • Social Skills Training