Speech & Language Pathology

Speech & Language Pathology

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Our Speech-Language Pathologists evaluate and treat a wide range of communication and swallowing disorders.

These include problems with speech, voice, language, thinking, and swallowing. 

Our Services

The Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness at KCH offers specialized speech-language services which include:

  • Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation (DPNS)
  • Facial Muscle Exercise Program (FMEP)
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
  • LSVT® Loud treatment for Parkinson’s disease
  • Modified barium swallow study (MBS)
  • Myofascial Release
  • Standardized testing for communication and cognition
  • Swallow evaluation
  • VitalStim neuromuscular electrical stimulation for swallowing with biofeedback

If you would like to be evaluated for speech-language therapy, or if you would like more information about our services, please call 740.393.9088.

For more information on Pediatric Speech Therapy, visit our Pediatric Therapy page.


Patients with communication or swallowing difficulties issues may experience one or more of the following symptoms: 

Voice Disorders

  • Speaking with a hoarse or raspy voice
  • Straining to use voice
  • Running out of breath when speaking
  • Speaking very softly
  • Weakening of the voice throughout the day
  • Coughing or frequent throat clearing 

Communication, Cognition, and Speech Disorders

  • Trouble finding the right words, organizing thoughts or sequencing events
  • Difficulty solving basic problems
  • Struggle to understanding language
  • Slow or labored speech
  • Slurred or mumbled speech
  • Stuttering
  • Can’t remember important or recent information
  • Trouble understanding directions

Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)

  • Coughing and choking while eating and drinking
  • Difficulty breathing while eating and drinking
  • Struggle to chew solid foods
  • Difficulty getting food or drink down to the stomach
  • Feeling that something is lodged in the throat
  • Recurrent pneumonia's
  • Regurgitation
  • Unexpected weight loss
Evaluation and Treatment

Our Speech-Language pathologists offer the latest diagnostic tests and procedures. 

After screening and diagnosis, we will develop a personalized treatment plan that will help you meet your goals. Our aim is to improve your speech and communication skills, so that you can function as independently as possible. 

Conditions We Treat