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Speech therapy

 Speech-language pathologists, sometimes called speech therapists, assess, diagnose, treat and help to prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive-communication (thinking skills), voice and swallowing. Speech-language pathologists work with people who cannot produce speech sounds or cannot produce them clearly.

This includes:

  • People with voice disorders
  • People with problems understanding/producing language due to stroke or brain injury
  • People who have impaired communication due to a tracheotomy or oral/laryngeal cancer
  • People with cognitive communication impairments (attention, memory, etc.)
  • People who have swallowing difficulties

The Regions Hospital speech pathologists utilize medical diagnostic procedures such as FEES (Flexible Endoscopic Examination of Swallowing), Videostroboscopy and MBSS (Modified Barium Swallow Study).

Regions Hospital - Rehabilitation Institute - Speech therapy

Care & services offered

  • Individualized plan of care tailored to each patient’s needs
  • Evaluation and treatment of voice disorders
  • Use of speaking valves or communication boards
  • Swallowing evaluations and treatment including training in techniques to strengthen muscles for improved swallowing
  • Treatment of cognitive problems such as decreased attention memory and problem-solving
  • Evaluation and treatment of communication disorders such as aphasia
  • Counseling of individuals and their families about communication disorders and how to cope with them
  • Support groups for communication and stroke survivors

Location & contact information

Regions Hospital Rehabilitation Institute

640 Jackson Street
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-254-3200
Fax: 952-883-9637