Speech Therapy

At Providence St. Patrick Hospital, we know how frustrating it is when you can’t communicate clearly. Your ability to talk to and understand others keeps you in touch with the world. It’s a bridge to the people in your life and part of most everything you do.

Our speech and language specialists treat a wide array of speech, language and voice problems as well as related conditions such as hearing loss, swallowing disorders or complications from a stroke. We treat all ages from infants to the elderly. 

Our therapists also help with assisted-communications devices such as writing tablets and voice boxes. 

Conditions We Treat

We treat these and other speech and language disorders and related conditions:

  • Articulation disorders such as lisps
  • Cognitive disorders, which affect thinking, memory and learning
  • Developmental delays in children and teens
  • Feeding disorders
  • Hoarseness
  • Speech delays
  • Stuttering
  • Vocal cord nodules
  • Voice injuries
  • Written language disorders, including reading and writing

We work as a team to provide support for these and other conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Hearing loss
  • Laryngectomy
  • Nervous system disorders like Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) and multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Traumatic brain injury 

Treatments and Services

Speech therapists are part of the rehabilitation team at Providence St. Patrick Hospital. Our specialists work with other Providence care providers to manage diverse challenges that affect your ability to communicate.

We treat children, teens and adults. Our speech therapists help with receptive language, which affects your ability to understand others. Speech therapists also assist with expressive language, which involves communicating clearly so that others can understand you.

At Providence, we provide these and other therapies and services:

  • Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders
  • Feeding therapy for infants and children
  • Speech, language and communication therapy
  • Swallowing therapy
  • Training in the use of speech-generating equipment and communication devices
  • Voice therapy

Your Care Team

These and other Providence specialists may be involved with your care:

  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists