The Physical Medicine Department at Deaconess Hospital offers inpatient and outpatient speech pathology services that are physician referred and directed.
- Our speech-language pathologists are certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association and licensed by the Indiana Board of Examiners. Their education includes a master's degree and ongoing training in the prevention and treatment of adult and pediatric voice disorders and swallowing disorders. They have extensive training and experience in interpretation of modified barium swallow studies and the development of treatment plans that facilitate safe and pleasurable feeding experiences utilizing holistic methods.
- Our staff works closely with physicians, dietitians, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other allied health professionals to assist patients in reaching their maximum potential.
We offer cutting-edge therapy for aphasia, developmental delays, dysfluency, adult neurogenic speech disorders and more. Our speech pathologists offer evaluation and treatment of communication, cognitive and swallowing abilities in order to establish individualized therapy plans. We address congenital and developmental disorders in the pediatric population as well as acquired problems related to stroke, brain injury and neurological conditions. Family counseling is an essential part of therapy programs for adults and pediatric patients.
Voice Disorder Services
Swallowing Disorder Services
Perceptual Clinical Assessment of the Vocal Mechanism
Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) for Patients with Parkinson’s Disease
Communication Systems for Tracheostomized Patients
Tracheoesophageal Speech versus Alternative Communication System for Total Laryngectomy
Paradoxical Vocal Fold Dysfunction (PVFD)
Modified Barium Swallow Study
VITAL STIM (Electrical Stimulation for Swallowing Disorders)
Pediatric Feeding Disorders
We welcome questions and comments from health professionals. Contact manager Cathy Seuell at 812/450-3353