Penn speech and language pathologists provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for speech, language, cognitive, voice and swallowing disorders (dysphagia).
Treatment for Speech, Language and Swallowing Disorders
Penn otolaryngologists treat swallowing disorders as well as conditions of the:
- Oral cavity
- Salivary glands
- Voice box
Swallowing and/or speech disorders often occur following head and neck surgery and cerebral vascular accidents (CVAs or strokes), or as a side effect of brain tumors, head injuries and neuromuscular diseases.
Penn otolaryngologists provide services designed to help patients develop effective communication abilities and restore safe eating and drinking abilities.
Many problems require close consultation between the speech-language pathologist and the referring physician, or multidisciplinary care involving other appropriate medical subspecialists.
Penn speech and language pathologists work with the other physicians in Penn Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery as well as with physicians from other specialties in researching voice, speech, and swallowing outcomes post-surgery/treatment.