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Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)

Professionals who help to assess and treat swallowing and feeding disorders, language and speech disorders, social communication disorders, voice disorders, hearing loss, and cognitive-communication disorders.

 Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Address: 1311 North Mildred Road, Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: 970-564-2460 Fax: 970-564-2468

Speech-Language Pathology for Adults

Cognition: attention, memory, sequencing/planning, comprehension, processing speed, reading, writing.

Aphasia: difficulty understanding spoken words or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings, reading comprehension, and written expression.

Dysarthria: slurred or mumbled speech, talking too fast or slow, uncoordinated oral movements, hyponasal or hypernasal voice, weak tongue/jaw/lips/cheeks/soft palate, facial weakness.

Hearing: auditory training for better attention to speech or environmental sounds.

Voice: loss of voice, sore throat with talking, habitual throat clear/cough, too quiet of a voice, too loud of a voice, voice too low/high for gender, hyponasal or hypernasal voice.

Swallowing/Feeding: feeling that food/liquid/pills are stuck in the throat, coughing/choking when swallowing, throat clearing after swallowing, coughing 20-30 minutes after eating, aspiration with swallowing, hypersensitive/hyposensitive gag reflex.


Diagnoses seen by a Speech-Language Pathologist:

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Aspiration of Food/Liquid/Pills
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Brain Tumors or Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Dementia
  • Dysphagia
  • Hearing Loss
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Voice Transition
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Nerve Disorders or Damage
  • Oral Cancer
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Radiation for Neck or Mouth
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vocal Fold Paralysis/Vocal Tremor/Vocal Dysfunction