Speech Therapy

The Physical Medicine Department at Deaconess Hospital offers inpatient and outpatient speech pathology services that are physician referred and directed.

 

Our Professionals 

Our Services 

    Speech Pathologists 

    Voice Disorder Services

    Multidisciplinary Team

    Swallowing Disorder Services

Our Professionals

Speech Pathologists - 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.

Multidisciplinary Team - Our staff works closely with physicians, dietitians, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other allied health professionals to assist patients in reaching their maximum potential.

Our Services

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

  • Perceptual Clinical Assessment of the Vocal Mechanism
  • Visi-Pitch
  • 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
  • Videostroboscopy
  • Paradoxical Vocal Fold Dysfunction (PVFD)

Swallowing Disorder Services

  • Modified Barium Swallow Study
  • VITAL STIM (Electrical Stimulation for Swallowing Disorders)
  • Pediatric Feeding Disorders