Speech – Language Pathology
Richmond University Medical Center’s department of rehabilitation medicine offers a diverse selection of therapeutic treatment options designed to promote patient livelihood. In addition to physiatry, physical therapy and occupational therapy, our extensive rehabilitation team also provides expert speech-language pathology services.
What Is Speech-Language Pathology?
A highly specialized field, speech-language pathology involves evaluating, diagnosing and treating disorders that affect speech, language, voice and swallowing. Treatment methods vary significantly based on patient circumstances, but often involve rigorous exercises designed to improve a patient’s existing communication abilities. Other times, speech-language pathologists must work with patients and their family members to devise new avenues of communication.
Examples of conditions that often necessitate speech-language pathology include, but aren’t limited to:
- Autism and other developmental disabilities
- Cognitive communication disorders resulting from stroke or brain injury
- Language disorders that affect both comprehension and expression
- Dysphagia (trouble swallowing)
- Conditions requiring tracheostomy breathing tubes or surgical ventilators
Speech-Language Pathology at RUMC
The Richmond University Medical Center rehabilitation department offers speech-language pathology services to tackle a variety of conditions. Our compassionate team is comprised of state-licensed speech-language pathologists with Certificates of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) who strive to take every detail of each patient situation into consideration before developing a precisely personalized treatment plan.
Adult and geriatric patients may receive bedside inpatient treatment, while outpatient treatment is offered to patients of all ages at a state-of-the-art facility, found at 288 Kissel Avenue on the RUMC campus.
Speech-language pathology services available through RUMC include:
- Modified barium swallow studies
- Speech and language evaluations
- Dysphagia therapy
- Speech, language, articulation and oral motor therapies
- Lee Silverman Voice Technique (LSVT)
Professional Rehabilitation Services in Staten IslandIf you believe that you or a loved one may benefit from speech-language pathology at Richmond University Medical Center, contact our department of rehabilitation medicine today at (718)-818-3163.