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Speech & Language Therapy Services

Speech and language pathologists provide evaluation and therapy services for individuals with communication, cognitive and/or swallowing impairments from newborns through the elderly. Loyola's experienced, certified and licensed speech/language pathologists are committed to your speech impairment prevention, rehabilitation and education.

A physician's referral is required to begin therapy services.

Specialty Programs

Participants with a variety of diagnoses can benefit from our comprehensive speech and language therapy treatments:

  • Burns
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Neurological disorders resulting in need for cognitive retraining, aphasia therapy, and/or swallowing intervention
  • Dysphagia (swallowing/feeding) disorders
  • Motor speech disorder (dysarthria, apraxia of speech)
  • Organic and functional voice disorders
  • Tracheotomy/Ventilator swallowing and speaking valves

Treatment Techniques

Our programs emphasize an individualized approach with tailored treatments. Your treatment may include:

  • Speech and Language Production
  • Cognitive-Linguistic Therapy
  • Dysphagia (swallowing) therapy
  • Videoflouroscopic Swallow Study
  • Passy-Muir Valve
  • Neuromuscular E-Stim
  • Voice ProstheticsFeeding Groups for swallowing therapy
  • Establishing augmentative /alternative communication systems

Special to Pediatrics Patients

Both inpatient and outpatient speech and language therapy services for children are provided through the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Caring for children offers unique challenges. Treatments may include:

  • Enhancing oral-motor/swallowing skills
  • Establishing augmentative/alternative communication systems
  • Facilitation of language articulation, cognitive and voice skills