Speech Therapy

Our licensed Speech Language Pathologists provide diagnostic and therapeutic speech services to patients throughout the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. They work with patients young and old to develop and restore the speech of individuals with communication disorders or swallowing problems; usually as a result of complications at birth, genetic disorders, and traumas such as surgery, stroke or neurological problems.

Our Speech Therapists work closely with our nurses and other therapists that may be treating the patient to provide treatments to improve communication skills and swallowing disorders. Much of their work involves retraining the muscles used in swallowing or speaking, as well as teaching our patient alternative methods of safely swallowing or communicating.

They work with children and adults who may have speech difficulties resulting from:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Head Injury
  • Hearing Loss and Impairments
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Processing Disorder
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Speech Disorders
  • Stammering, Stuttering
  • Stroke
  • Voice Disorders
  • Language disorders
  • Motor speech disorders
  • Cognitive communication disorders
  • Pragmatics
  • Laryngectomies
  • Tracheostomies
  • Ear, nose or throat cancer

Our Speech Therapists also help retrain patients in breathing, swallowing, and muscle control.

Speech Therapy