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Speech Therapy

When you or a loved one experience a stroke or a serious accident, you want nothing more than for life to get back to normal.

Whether you're dealing with the frustration that accompanies a stroke or head injury, Woman's Hospital provides speech therapy services designed to get you back on track as soon as possible.

Speech and Language Pathologists

Speech and Language Pathologists at Woman's Center for Wellness not only treat deficits in language caused by stroke and brain injury, they also assess and treat swallowing disorders that often accompany any type of neurological trauma.

Speech and Language Pathologists work with adults who have a communication disorder that impairs their ability to process and use language. Some may experience language problems because of a stroke or brain injury, or as a result of a disease such as Parkinson's or Multiple Sclerosis.

Speech Therapists can also assess a person's swallowing ability and recommend diets and strategies that can improve swallowing deficits.

Conditions that are frequently seen by Speech and Language Pathologists include:

  • Aphasia
  • Dysarthria
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Voice Disorders
  • Fluency Disorders
  • Memory Deficits
  • Reading/Writing Deficits

Services Offered to Adults:

  • Speech and Language Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Aural Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Augmentative-Alternative Communication Therapy
  • Swallowing Therapy

If you or an adult family member is experiencing difficulty with any of the following, please consult your physician regarding the need for speech/language therapy:

  • Pronouncing words accurately
  • Finding words to express your wants and needs
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Understanding speech
  • Following directions
  • Remembering facts or details
  • Swallowing due to a medical problem

All of our Speech and Language Pathologists are licensed by the Louisiana Board of Examiners for Speech Pathology and Audiology and certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association.