Speech Therapy and Communication

Good Shepherd’s Department of Speech and Communication specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, cognitive or swallow disorders.  

Our Master’s level speech/language pathologists, each of whom is licensed and certified, will work closely with you, your family and Good Shepherd’s physical and occupational therapy teams to help you meet your goals and achieve maximum results.

If you’ve had a neurological event (spinal cord or brain injury, stroke) or have a neuromuscular disorder (MD, MS, ALS, Parkinson’s disease) and you need speech and language therapy, Good Shepherd’s multi-disciplinary approach to rehabilitation can help. 

Levels of care:

Good Shepherd’s Department of Speech and Communication specializes in evaluating and treating:

  • Issues with listening, reading, writing or speaking (Aphasia)
  • Pronunciation disorders (Apraxia)
  • Slurred speech (Dysarthria)
  • Issues with memory, organization or thinking skills (cognitive/linguistic)
  • Swallowing disorders (Dysphagia)
  • Fluency disorders
  • Voice disorders

Support groups offered by Good Shepherd’s Department of Speech and Communication:

  • Communication Skills Group: If you have difficulty communicating, this group can help by providing opportunities to practice social and conversational skills and develop a vital support system.
  • Cognitive Linguistic Skills Group: This group provides important opportunities to practice cognitive and linguistic strategies with others.
  • Aphasia Group: If you have issues with listening, reading, writing or speaking, this group can help by providing ongoing support, family education and functional communication practice.

Other services available through Good Shepherd’s Department of Speech and Communication:

For more information on the Good Shepherd Department of Speech and Communication, contact us, call 610-776-3270 or Request an Appointment.