Speech-Language Pathologists provide evaluation and treatment for patients experiencing difficulty understanding others or expressing thoughts, ideas, and feelings, as well as addressing swallowing difficulties. Speech-Language Pathologist’s work with client’s across the lifespan, from birth through adulthood. Individuals may need speech therapy for a variety of reasons, including:
- Developmental Delay
- Down Syndrome
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Vocal Nodules or Polyps
Speech therapy plays an important role in the following conditions:
- Autism (e.g., addressing social skills and appropriate use of eye contact)
- Articulation (speech) disorders (e.g., difficulty with the correct pronunciation of sounds)
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) (e.g., communication devices for those who can’t speak on their own)
- Cognitive deficits (e.g., difficulty with attention, memory, problem-solving, or reasoning)
- Feeding difficulties (e.g., failure to thrive, poor weight gain, pocketing)
- Fluency disorders (e.g., stuttering or cluttering)
- Language disorders (e.g., difficulty understanding or expressing language)
- Swallowing difficulties (e.g., difficulty chewing or swallowing food and/or liquids)
- Voice disorders (e.g., chronic hoarseness, loss of voice, laryngectomy)
What happens in speech therapy?
Our experienced, licensed and certified, Speech-Language Pathologists will work closely with you to learn about your concerns and develop a personalized care plan.
Where are we located?
St. Gabriel’s Hospital rehabilitation department is located on the main floor of St. Gabriel’s Hospital. Parking is located near the front entrance of the hospital.
Who do I contact?
To initiate a referral please talk to your physician. Please call us at 320-631-5171 if you have any questions about speech therapy.
We look forward to working with you regarding your speech therapy needs.