Our Speech and Language Pathologists work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Speech services conduct initial screening for communication and swallowing disorders and continue with assessment, diagnosis, intervention and treatment.
Services are provided covering the following areas:
- • cognitive aspects of communication (e.g., attention, memory, problem solving, executive functions)
- • Speech -phonation, articulation, fluency, resonance, and voice )
- • language - phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatic/social aspects of communication including comprehension and expression in oral, written, graphic, and manual modalities; language processing; preliteracy and language-based literacy skills, phonological awareness.
- • swallowing or other upper aerodigestive functions such as infant feeding and aeromechanical events
- • voice hoarseness (dysphonia), poor vocal volume (hypophonia), abnormal vocal quality.
- • sensory awareness related to communication, swallowing, or other upper aerodigestive functions.