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Speech-Language Pathology

Our licensed Speech-Language Pathologists have received specialized training in innovative techniques to restore adult patients to their highest level of function and independence. Following a thorough evaluation, your Speech-Language Pathologist will develop an individualized treatment plan to meet your specific needs and improve the quality of your life.

At MetroWest Medical Center, our Speech-Language Pathology services include treatment, and management in the following areas:

  • Dysarthria: Slurred or misarticulated speech, impaired rate of speaking
  • Aphasia/Language: Difficulty understanding and/or producing spoken language, word finding difficulties
  • Dysphagia: Difficulty swallowing, modified diets, return to oral intake after feeding tube, management of dry mouth
  • Cognitive rehabilitation: Focusing on attention, problem solving, and memory deficits following brain injury

Advanced Techniques

Our speech-language pathologists are able to offer you standard treatments as well as more advanced techniques, such as:

  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT): An intensive protocol designed to treat the voice and speech impairments in persons with Parkinson’s disease
  • Vital Stim®: A special form of neuromuscular electrical stimulation designed specifically for the muscles involved in swallowing; the major treatment goal is to strengthen these muscles and help in the recovery of motor control.

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