Speech Therapy

Speech therapists or pathologists work with patients who have experienced stroke (aphasia, apraxia, and dysarthria), traumatic brain injury, swallowing/dysphagia disorders, voice disorders, laryngectomy secondary to head and neck cancer, and tracheostomy and ventilator dependency.

The goal of speech therapy is to help the patient achieve and restore the best possible communication and swallowing skills. Treatment involves oral, pharyngeal and laryngeal exercises, pronouncing and recalling words, cognitive-language exercises, diet modifications, and patient/family education.

Services

Some of the services, procedures, and hospital areas covered most commonly by the speech pathologists at St. Vincent's HealthCare are:

  • PMV (Passy Muir Valve) with tracheostomy patients
  • General speech and swallow patients
  • Voice patients using Visipitch technology
  • Modified Barium Swallow Studies to determine swallowing function
  • Laryngectomy patients for prosthetic placement and teaching

Our Professionals

St. Vincent's Rehabilitative Services Department includes a staff of multiple speech and language pathologists who work together as a close team to treat both inpatients and outpatients. All speech pathologists at St. Vincent's HealthCare have a master's degree and hold a license to practice in the state of Florida.

Contact Rehabilitative Services

 

Eric Lisitano, Manager, Physical Therapy

904-308-8425

 

Make an appointment

904-308-7741