Speech & Swallowing Therapy | Rehabilitation Services | Springfield Clinic
Medical Specialties & Services

Speech & Swallowing Therapy

Speech-language pathologists evaluate and treat a variety of speech, language, cognitive-communication, voice and swallowing disorders. Speech therapy services are available for adolescents and adults. 

Symptoms may include:

  • Stroke
  • Progressive Neurological Disorders, including Parkinson’s Disease
  • Brain injury
  • Dysphagia
  • Apraxia and Dysarthria
  • Memory impairments
  • Voice disorders
  • Hoarseness
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Head & Neck Cancer
  • Laryngectomy

Aphasia and Dysarthria

Available for individuals with history of a stroke, Parkinson Disease or other neurological disorders. A SLP evaluates, educates and trains patients and families on communication strategies.

Cognitive Training

Assists with attention, memory and concentration. A SLP provides education and training to patient and family on strategies for management of acute and progressive cognitive disorders, such as stroke, head injury and dementia.

Head and Neck Cancer Rehabilitation

Treatment of swallowing and communication disorders, including management of alaryngeal speech. Available pre-and post- operatively and during or after radiation. 

Swallowing (dyspagia)

Provides education and training on risks of aspiration, prevention of aspiration, diet recommendations, and completion of exercises and use of compensatory strategies.

Voice

  • Voice disorders or hoarseness can be caused by several factors, including vocal nodules or other lesions, vocal fold paralysis, trauma to the larynx, muscle tension dysfunction, swelling from acid reflux, and the effects of aging. 
  • A SLP assesses voice disorders to identify appropriate treatments, including exercise and improvements in the manner of voice production. 
  • Therapy for voice disorders improves voice quality, decreases vocal fatigue, and trains in exercises and strategies for good vocal use. 
  • Optimizes voice quality, decreases vocal fatigue and trains in exercises and strategies for good vocal use.