The Division of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology provides comprehensive services to children and adults with a wide variety of communication disorders, swallowing disorders, and hearing loss. All programs are administered according to the Preferred Practice Guidelines of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).
Speech Language Pathology
Our approach is to maximize functional communication and swallowing ability in a therapeutic environment designed to provide individualized evaluations and treatments, instrumental swallowing assessments (i.e., Modified Barium Swallow Study and Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing), home programs for carry-over, and referrals to other specialties if deemed appropriate based on our findings.
Our Clinical Dysphagia Program is multidisciplinary and is designed to improve patients’ oral food management and swallowing skills in order to meet and maintain adequate nutrition and hydration.
Our NYS Licensed and ASHA certified speech language pathologists provide evaluations and therapy for patients with the following communication and swallowing disorders:
- Language Disorders (Aphasia, Cognitive Language Disorder)
- Speech Disorders (Dysarthria, Apraxia of Speech)
- Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
- Voice Disorders (Aphonia, Dysphonia, Vocal Cord Dysfunction)
- Fluency Disorders (Stuttering, Cluttering)
To schedule an outpatient appointment, patients require an exam and referral from an in-house rehabilitation medicine physiatrist. Patients with voice disorders additionally require an ENT physician examination and referral prior to voice evaluation by a speech language pathologist.
All Complete Audiological Evaluations (CAEs) are performed by a NYS licensed and ASHA certified audiologist and include the following series of diagnostic procedures: air conduction, bone conduction, tympanometry, Acoustic Reflex Testing, and Otoacoustic Emission (OAE) testing to determine type, degree, and configuration of hearing loss as well as middle ear function. Referrals to Audiology must be made by an in-house primary care physician or ENT physician. These evaluations can be performed on pediatric and adult patients with suspected hearing loss, chronic middle ear pathology, excessive noise exposure, speech and language delay, as well as patients receiving ototoxic medications (pre/post treatment).
Educational information regarding speech, language, and hearing disorders and dysphagia is available through the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) website (www.asha.org).
Location and Hours
North Wing, Room 3N23
Speech Language Pathology
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM