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Speech-Language

The evaluation and treatment of communication disorders and swallowing disorders.

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Say cheeseburger: Patient smiling thanks to special treat

After Taylor Suhr had a stroke, he needed to relearn how to do many things, including eating. Speech pathology helped him regain those abilities and rewarded him with the cheeseburger he'd been craving.

November 16, 2022

Speaking clearly: Help for people with speech and language disorders

Up to 10% of people in the U.S. have a communication disorder, from difficulty with speech to vocal cord paralysis. Learn how speech therapy can lead to a more expressive life.

Monica Marzinske CCC-SLP By Monica Marzinske June 9, 2022

Aphasia: Putting the disorder into words

Aphasia is a disorder that affects the ability to communicate. Learn about causes, treatment and coping tips to reduce the effects.

Sarah Krenik-Hoffmann CCC-SLP By Sarah Krenik-Hoffmann April 7, 2022

Video visits help therapy patients recover at home

Patients recovering from stroke and orthopedic surgery, and children experiencing speech difficulties are among the growing number of patients now using video visits. Discover the benefits of rehab therapy video visits.

May 14, 2020

Parkinson’s patient makes gains through targeted therapies

Parkinson’s disease made daily activities a struggle for John, but a targeted treatment program improved his movement and speech. It’s just what his doctor — and his wife — ordered.

March 12, 2020

Understanding aphasia and communicating effectively with those afflicted

What if you lost your ability to express and understand language? That's what aphasia does — it steals your ability to communicate. Find out more about its effects and how to deal with those afflicted.

Shayna Miller CCC-SLP By Shayna Miller June 18, 2014

Understanding aphasia: 10 tips for improving communication

Imagine being dropped off in a country where you speak very little of the native language, and as long as the native speakers speak slowly, you only understand bits and pieces. This is very similar to how someone with aphasia may feel every day.

Jody Englert SLP By Jody Englert December 26, 2013