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Speech Therapy

Problems with speech or swallowing can feel deeply personal. At SoutheastHEALTH, our speech therapists take the time to understand your challenges and create a treatment plan just for you. We work one-on-one to help you reach your goals.

Speech Therapy for Children and Adults

People of all ages can face speech and swallowing issues. Our team offers inpatient and outpatient speech therapy for kids and adults. We can address a variety of needs, including:

  • Cognitive deficits, like issues with memory or solving day-to-day problems
  • Difficulty saying speech sounds (articulation disorder), such as saying "tat" instead of "cat"
  • Stuttering, also known as fluency disorder
  • Feeding and eating disorders, like having food get in the lungs or difficulty sealing lips on a cup
  • Language disorders, such as trouble forming sentences, reading or writing
  • Phonological disorder, in which classes of sounds cause trouble—such as saying "t" sounds for "k" and "g," or leaving the ends off of words
  • Swallowing disorders (dysphagia), which may be caused by neurological conditions like stroke or Parkinson's disease
  • Vocal cord dysfunction, such as difficulty breathing during stressful activities that isn't caused by asthma
  • Voice disorders, such as hoarseness, that cause trouble with how the voice sounds

No matter your age or health concern, you can expect compassionate, expert care from our speech therapists.

Specialized Speech and Language Therapies

Our team is dedicated to finding the best ways to care for your family.

Our speech therapists partner with occupational therapists, physical therapists and other providers. Together, we design a treatment plan that works for you. Your goals are our goals.

The specialized treatments we offer include:

Alternative communication devices. In cases where someone needs a communication device, we'll help train them and their family on how to use it.

Cognitive therapy. One of our therapists is certified by the Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation. This certification is given to therapists who demonstrate clinical skills and meet education and other requirements for treating people who have neurologically based disturbances.

LSVT LOUD®. This program, also known as Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, improves voice and speech for people with Parkinson's disease.

Pharyngeal electrical stimulation. This treatment helps address swallowing disorders.

Ask for a Speech Therapy Referral

To connect with one of our speech therapists, ask your provider for a referral.