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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.
- 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).
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
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