The speech and language pathologists at LewisGale assess, diagnose, treat and help prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive communication, voice and swallowing. We treat patients of all ages, from infants through older adults. Our highly experienced speech-language pathologists are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
Conditions We Treat
Speech and Language Disorders
We care for patients with a variety of needs and diagnoses, including stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS), head and neck cancers, laryngectomy, dysphagia, aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria and other neurologically based disorders.
Patients with organic or functional voice disorders benefit from specialized assessment and therapeutic strategies. We treat patients with neurological voice disorders, such as spasmodic dysphonia.
Dysphasia, or difficulty swallowing, may be a secondary complication from conditions including stroke, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, mouth or throat cancer, Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease and several other degenerative and muscular conditions. Swallowing specialists at LewisGale were the first in Virginia to use the innovative VitalStim® treatment that brings effective relief to many people with swallowing disorders.
You’ll need a referral from your doctor for speech therapy services. If you think you or a family member would benefit from speech therapy, please contact our Rehab Nurse Liaisons at:
- LewisGale Medical Center: (540) 529-5681
- LewisGale Hospital Alleghany: (540) 862-6265
- LewisGale Hospital Montgomery: (540) 961-4585
- LewisGale Hospital Pulaski: (540) 994-8325
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