Facilitating and restoring a previously functioning communication system.
Kevin Keith, speech-language pathologist (SLP), works with patients of all ages. He addresses a broad range of speech, language, cognitive, and swallowing disorders; some developmental and other acquired after stroke or brain injury. Kevin works with children experiencing developmental delays in speech and language acquisition. Early intervention often allows children to catch up with their same age peers. Children with more significant developmental disabilities may benefit from augmentative/alternative communication systems which can range from simple tactile routines or use of high-tech devices. With adults, he has extensive experience with cognitive, language, speech, voice, and swallowing deficits resulting from brain injury, neurological diseases, or stroke.
SLPs can help adult patients experiencing:
- Speech and Articulation problems:Not speaking clearly and making errors in sound production.
- Fluency problems:Trouble with the flow of speech, such as stuttering.
- Resonance or voice problems:Trouble with voice pitch, volume, and quality.
- Swallowing problems:Difficulty with eating, swallowing, and drooling.
- Cognitive deficits: Impairments with memory, attention, problem solving, and reasoning
SLPs can also help assess and treat issues with spoken and written language, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, and dysarthria.
Speech Language Pathologists work under the direction of a physician. Speak to your primary care provider about obtaining a referral for speech therapy.
Speech therapists, also known as Speech Language Pathologists, complete a Masters program in communicative disorders and complete a nine month internship under the direction of a certified speech language pathologist.
Learn more about speech therapy: https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/treatments-approaches/therapies/what-you-need-to-know-about-speech-therapy
Department Hours and Scheduling
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Kevin Keith, SLP