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Speech Therapy

Exceptional speech-language pathologists work together with the patient's physician to provide comprehensive rehabilitative treatment for both neurologic and general speech and language disorders in the inpatient setting. Outpatient modified barium swallow study diagnostic and FEES services are also available.

Our staff creates individualized and goal-oriented treatment programs using the latest evaluation and treatment intervention techniques. Each patient's progress is followed closely throughout the regimen and communicated to the patient's physician. Consulting physician specialists, if needed in conjunction with the patient's personal physician, include internists, neurologists, pulmonologists, physiatrists, otolaryngologists, gastroenterologists and pediatricians. Additional allied consultants include dietitians, nurses and teachers.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 301-896-3135.

Diagnoses treated:

  • Traumatic brain injury (adolescent and adult): Computer-enhanced therapy focuses on memory, concentration and attention, problem-solving, organization and reading comprehension.
  • Cerebrovascular accident: Treatment addresses language deficits, cognitive deficits, word finding problems and dysarthria.
  • Swallowing disorders: Treatment includes videofluoroscopic evaluations, consultations with dietitians, an oral-motor exercise program, flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) and special guidelines for the elderly.
  • Voice pathologies
  • Head and neck cancer patients