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Speech Therapy

St Joseph employs the largest team of Speech-Language Pathologists to provide Speech Therapy services in the Brazos Valley.  St Joseph’s Speech-Language Pathologists provide therapy in the acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient rehabilitation locations.  Our team is committed to employing both traditional and innovative techniques to meet each patient’s needs.  We provide speech therapy for all ages, pediatric to geriatric. 

Speech-Language Pathologists (sometimes called Speech Therapists) specialize in communication disorders as well as swallowing and feeding disorders.  Our therapists assess, diagnose, treat and help to prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice, swallowing and fluency. 

St Joseph Speech Language Pathologists work with people who have:

  • difficulty producing speech sounds or cannot produce them clearly
  •  problems with speech rhythm and fluency, such as stuttering
  • voice disorders, such as inappropriate pitch or harsh voice
  • problems understanding and producing language
  • cognitive communication impairments, such as attention, memory and problem solving disorders
  • swallowing and feeding difficulties

Our areas of specialty include:

  • Stroke / Head Injury Rehabilitation
  • Swallowing / Feeding
  • Modified Barium Swallow Studies for infants, children, and adults
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing for adults
  • Neurologic Rehab
  • Fluency
  • Voice Disorders
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Laryngectomy speech training
  • Electrical Stimulation (VitalStim) Therapy for Swallowing Disorders
  • Developmental Delays for Speech and Language
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Cleft Palate / Resonance Training
  • Head and Neck Cancer Swallowing Rehabilitation

Our Speech Therapists have Certification and special training in the following programs:

  • VitalStim therapy for Dysphagia
  • Myofascial Release and Manual Techniques for Dysphagia / Facial Nerve Palsy
  • Beckman Oral Motor Therapy
  • Infant/Pediatric Feeding and Oral Aversion
  • Aural Rehabilitation (S.P.I.C.E. Program)
  • Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (Parkinson’s)
  • Aerophagia / GERD Program
  • Pre-Laryngectomy Counseling

Contact us today to learn more about St. Joseph Speech Therapy services!

Speech Therapy is conveniently offered at several of our Therapy locations. Click here to learn more about specialized Speech Therapy programs.

 

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