Communication is an integral part of daily life. Successful communication is dependent on a range of functions, from memory and language to voice and articulation. Speech-Language Pathologists (or SLPs) specialize in the evaluation and treatment of all aspects of communication and swallowing. A change impacting any of these functions can drastically impact how we understand others and express ourselves. If you or a loved one have experienced changes in any of the following areas, Speech-Language therapy can work to restore and improve skills for functional communication and quality of life:
East Suburban Sports Medicine Center (ESSMC) now offers comprehensive adult and pediatric outpatient speech therapy services. To receive your evaluation and begin discussing your care needs, please call us at (412) 856-8060 or submit an .
Speech-Language therapy is the assessment and treatment of speech, language, voice, cognition, and swallowing disorders. Our SLPs work one-on-one with patients to establish and target goals that will have a functional impact on daily communication.
The following is a non-exhaustive list of disorders that can impact thinking, communication, and/or swallowing.
Lee Silverman Voice Treatment is a high-effort, intensive, and evidence-based program for the treatment of speech and voice changes secondary to Parkinson’s Disease. LSVT LOUD therapy is available at select ESSMC locations.
Our Penn Hill’s location SLP has specialized experience working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) population. As a graduate from Gallaudet University, Amanda is proficient in American Sign Language, has completed specialized coursework related to the development of visual and auditory language in DHH children, and has experience supporting bilingual-bimodal language development in DHH infants and children.