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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.

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.

Speech, language, or swallowing problems can occur from birth or be a result of an illness, accident or disease.

Patients may be experiencing any of the following:

  • Stuttering

  • Articulation disorders or difficulty producing sounds correctly

  • Language disorders that result in difficulty comprehending spoken or written language, as well as communicating thoughts, feelings, and experiences

  • Aphasia – a 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, other area hospitals, long term care facilities, and a local mental health agency.

Our speech-language pathologists are also trained in specialized treatment programs, including:

  • Vitalstim therapy – non-invasive neuromuscular stimulation treatment designed for patients with swallowing disorders.

  • Videostroboscopy with rigid endoscopy

  • Thermal stimulation

  • Summer Speech and Language Clinic

  • Modified Barium Swallow Studies

other services

Physical Therapy
Sleep Medicine