Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-language pathologists at Swedish are specialists who help adults and children with speech, language, cognitive communication and swallowing disorders.

We offer evidence-based treatments and techniques, allowing us to carefully tailor therapy to each patient’s specific needs and goals. Our speech therapists develop an individualized treatment regimen to maximize the ability of each patient.

  • Recovery after head and neck cancer
  • Post-operative laryngectomy care
  • Professional voice issues
  • Treatment for swallowing disorders
  • Voice therapy 
  • Treatment of communication disorders, including: 
    • Aphasia
    • Apraxia and other articulation disorders
    • Dysarthria
    • Dysfluency (Stuttering)

Cognitive training helps improve each patient’s attention and concentration. Patients and families learn compensatory strategies, new ways to cope or manage mild to moderate memory loss. 

Cognitive problems treated include:

  • Attention
  • Concentration
  • Memory
  • Visual perceptual
  • Reasoning and problem solving

Conditions associated with these problems are:

  • Anoxia
  • Cerebral vascular accident
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Head injury
  • Progressive neurological disease
  • Cognitive problems following chemotherapy