At Pawhuska Hospital, a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) will assist with the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of communication, swallowing, and related disorders of the oropharyngeal mechanism, which can result from a variety of diseases and events. For many adults, speech therapy is a key component of treatment known to improve swallowing and feeding safety, communication, and quality of life.
After evaluating a patient’s speech, language, voice, cognition, and swallowing, our experienced and compassionate Speech-Language Pathologist will develop a personalized therapy program using best evidenced-based practices. Speech therapy treatment at Pawhuska Hospital covers a range of conditions, including:
- Speech, Language, and Voice
- Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) in Adults
- Communication for People with Tracheostomies or Ventilators
- Brain Injury
- Dementia and Communication for Aging Adults
- Patient, Family, Caregiver Education
Pawhuska Hospital strives to prioritize patient access to therapy and provide on-on-on care with the same therapist during the course of treatment. The therapy team also works closely and collaboratively with patients, family and the extended medical team to improve patient outcomes.