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Speech-language pathologists are healthcare professionals educated and trained to evaluate and treat patients of all ages who experience speech, language, and/or swallowing problems. These problems can occur from birth or be a result of an illness, accident or disease. Patients may present with any of the following:

  • Stuttering
  • Articulation disorders (developmental articulation deficits, apraxia, dysarthria)-difficulty producing sounds correctly.
  • Language disorders - comprehending spoken or written language, as well as communicating thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
  • Aphasia – language deficit caused by stroke, brain injury, drug use, or illness that inhibits a person’s ability to comprehend and/or use language.
  • Voice disorders – due to abuse, misuse, or laryngeal pathologies.
  • Cognitive-Communication disorders – deficits involving attention, memory, or problem-solving.
  • Feeding/Swallowing disorders (dysphagia)
  • Autism

A Variety of Services and Settings

Our department provides services in a variety of settings through partnerships with local agencies, such as local school districts, head start programs, birth-to-three programs, home health agencies, local area hospitals, long term care facilities, and a local mental health agency. Our speech-language pathologists are also trained in several specialized treatment programs such as:

  • Vitalstim therapy – external neuromuscular stimulation treatment designed for patient’s who present with swallowing disorders.
  • Videostroboscopy with rigid endoscopy
  • Thermal stimulation
  • Summer Speech and Language Clinic
  • Modified Barium Swallow Studies
  • Speech Language Pathologists

War Memorial Hospital employs Speech-Language Pathologists who hold a master’s degree and have been awarded their Certificate of Clinical Competence by the American Speech and Hearing Association.

Contact Us

To learn more about this service or make an appointment, contact us at:

War Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Center
2472 Ashmun St.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
906-635-4426
 
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Kristen Raabis , SLP

2472 Ashmun St.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
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Phyllis Robertson , SLP

2472 Ashmun St.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
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Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
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