Facilitating and restoring a previously functioning communication system.
Kevin Keith, speech therapist, works with patients of all ages who have difficulty communicating. Cognitive skills such as orientation, memory, problem solving, judgment and attention are also addressed. Voice training, social communication skills (pragmatics) as well as training and using adaptive communicative devices are tailored to individual needs. Swallowing problems (dysphagia) are assessed and treated by use of x-ray (video flouroscopy) and individually designed swallow programs (swallow guidelines and exercises).
SLPs can help with:
- Articulation problems: Not speaking clearly and making errors in sounds like a lisp.
- Fluency problems: Trouble with the flow of speech, such as stuttering.
- Resonance or voice problems: Trouble with voice pitch, volume and quality.
- Oral feeding problems: Difficulty with eating, swallowing and drooling.
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