Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology at CMH

Speech pathology is the study and treatment of speech and language problems. Our Speech-Language Pathologists at CMH are prepared to help children, adults and seniors with speech conditions.

Some of the conditions we treat:

  • Limited expressive language
  • Difficulty comprehending verbal and written information
  • Cognitive impairments, including those related to memory, organization and attention
  • Difficulty positioning and moving muscles for speech
  • Swallowing difficulties such as coughing or choking while eating or drinking
  • Oral/facial muscle weakness
  • Voice difficulties such as hoarseness, breathiness, strained voice, low vocal volume, abnormal pitch, abnormal nasality, vocal muscle tension, abusive vocal behaviors
  • Unclear/mispronounced speech sounds, such as dysarthria or developmentally inappropriate
  • Accent reduction/modification

You may be a candidate for speech pathology if you have speech, language, or swallowing impairments related to the following disorders, injuries or diseases:

  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Brain injury
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Alzheimer’s Dementia
  • Vocal nodules
  • Chronic laryngitis
  • Vocal polyps
  • Muscle Tension Dysphonia

Outpatient Speech Therapy Services:

  • Clinical swallowing examinations
  • Video fluoroscopy
  • Dysphagia
  • Cognitive-linguistic and language disorders
  • Voice disorders
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Neuromuscular electrical stimulation that improves treatment outcomes