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Speech, Language, and Swallowing Therapy

Problems with speech and language skills and swallowing can result from neurological disorders . These problems of the brain, spinal cord, or nerves include cognitive disorders, stroke, traumatic brain injuries and others.

Difficulty with speech and language skills can affect your entire daily routine — from telephone conversations to chats with friends and co-workers. If you need help with speech or language difficulties, the caring experts at Baystate Health are here to help.

Our Services

If you have difficulty with speech, language, or swallowing, we’ll work with you to create a treatment plan that’s right for your condition. Our experienced speech-language pathologists provide services in a 1-to-1 setting and offer individualized assessments and treatments to improve speech and language, as well as:

  • Cognition (training for memory, reasoning, and processing of information)
  • Fluency (stuttering)
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Voice

We offer:

  • Alternative augmentative communication (AAC) device evaluation and training
  • Aphasia therapy after stroke
  • Bedside swallowing evaluation
  • Cognitive/memory retraining
  • Developmental language evaluation and treatment
  • Fiber endoscopic evaluation of swallowing
  • Fluency therapy
  • Functional cognitive program to increase success at work or in classroom
  • Home program instruction
  • Modified barium swallowing evaluation
  • Oral motor therapeutic exercise
  • Patient, family and community education
  • Voice therapy

Our Innovations

At Baystate, we always seek to improve the standard of care to treat speech, language, and swallowing disorders.

We use telespeech and teleswallowing technology: sophisticated videoconferencing equipment allows Baystate experts to work with clinicians in other facilities to evaluate patients’ speech and swallowing abilities.

Our team members then provide diet recommendations and exercise techniques. We work with each patient to develop a plan of care for the safest, least restrictive diet to follow.

Our Team

Specially trained speech-language pathologists at Baystate Rehabilitation Care hold master’s degrees as well as Certificates of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. They also hold licenses from the commonwealth of Massachusetts. A bilingual (English/Spanish) speech-language pathologist is part of our team.

Our Locations