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The Johns Hopkins speech-language pathologists (sometimes informally called speech therapists) provide therapy for adults whose ability to speak or swallow has been affected by an injury or illness. Our speech-language therapists assess and treat a variety of speech, language, and swallowing disorders.
Our Specialty Areas
Speech-language therapists play a key role in these and other rehabilitation programs:
- Brain injury and stroke rehabilitation
- Cancer rehabilitation
- Geriatric rehabilitation
- Multiple sclerosis rehabilitation
- Spinal cord injury rehabilitation
- Swallowing rehabilitation
- Rehabilitation for performing artists
Common Conditions We Treat
- Dysphagia (swallowing disorders)
- Dysarthria (difficulty speaking)
- Apraxia (difficulty engaging muscles necessary for speech)
- Neuro-cognitive issues
- Problems with the executive function
- Strained vocal cords in voice artists
- Augmentive and alternative communications provide various means of communications for those with speech difficulties.
- Video swallow studies help assess swallowing and swallow safety, and help make recommendations regarding diet and specific techniques.
- LSVT LOUD is a specialized treatment for people with Parkinson disease or similar neurological disorders.
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We work with you to help you achieve your goals for recovery. Contact us today to make an appointment with one of our speech-language therapists.
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