By Hannah Junker

Q: What does a Speech-Language Pathologist do?

A: Speech-Language Pathologists can assess, diagnose, and treat a wide variety of difficulties including:

  • Language Delays and Disorders
  • Articulation/Speech Production
  • Social Language Disorders
  • Speech Generating Devices
  • Stuttering
  • Voice Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Cognition and Memory Deficits

Our Speech Language Pathology Department is able to see clients in many different settings including outpatient, inpatient, home health, and local care centers. Your SLP will provide a thorough evaluation, help you establish goals based on deficit areas and other input, and provide education related to diagnosis, interventions, and home exercise plan to ensure continued success after therapy.

You may benefit from a Speech-Language Pathology referral if you have any of the following:

  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • ALS or MS
  • Brain tumors
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Developmental Delays

Talk to your doctor if you believe you need a Speech-Language Pathology evaluation.

For more information on how RLMC’s Therapy and Wellness team can assist you, call 218-283-5420.