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Speech-Language Therapy

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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:

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

Specialized Programs

  • 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.

Learn more about our speech-language therapists.

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