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Customized Speech Therapy Solutions in Humboldt County

There are a number of medical, illness, and injury-related issues that can cause speech disorders in both adults and children. It is very common to see patients who have suffered serious damage to the nervous system suddenly lose control of their speech and communication abilities. For many, losing the very skill of communication can be incredibly difficult and an emotional battle to confront.

At St. Joseph Hospital, we have been treating victims of:

  • Parkinson's disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Lou Gehrig's disease
  • Stroke

For more than 20 years, our Humboldt County physicians and pathologists have treated patients with all types of diseases that have critically impacted the central nervous system. Our comprehensive knowledge in the field of speech therapy has achieved proven results. We take great pride in helping our clients find their voice and reclaim their ability of expression once again.

Would you like more information about our customized speech therapy solutions? Please call (707) 441-4454 for further details!

Find Your Voice with St. Joseph Hospital

Our speech-language pathologists are trained in multiple specialty area to ensure that all of your needs are met. They can diagnose, treat, and help prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive communication, voice, swallowing, and fluency.

Our speech-language pathologists personally work with people who have been diagnosed with:

  • Speech rhythm and fluency problems
  • Voice disorders
  • Difficulties producing speech sounds clearly
  • Cognitive communication impairments
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Problems affecting the head, neck, and esophagus

Our speech-language pathologists develop a personalized plan of care that has been specifically tailored to fit the needs of each of our patient's unique needs. They teach patients how to make sounds, improve their voices, or increase their oral or written language skills to communicate more effectively.

New & Inventive Swallowing Therapy Treatments

Our swallowing therapy center provides effective treatment for individuals who have swallowing problems or have been diagnosed with any type of swallowing disorder. Partnered with our endoscopic treatment services, we can take a careful look at your medical condition or pre-existing medical history to properly diagnose any type of swallowing disorder.

  • Patients with dysphagia
  • Patients with neurologic tumors
  • Patients with oral, pharyngeal, or laryngeal cancers
  • Patients with esophageal disorders

Upon initial assessment and evaluation of your mouth, throat, and esophagus, we can determine which swallowing therapy can provide the best, fastest, and most effective remedy to your issue. Additionally, our pathologists can teach patients how to strengthen muscles or use compensatory strategies to swallow without choking or inhaling food or liquid.

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