UofL Physicians – Speech-Language Pathology provides testing and therapy for individuals of all ages with communication disorders. The clinicians have extensive experience working with adults and children with speech, language, swallowing and cognitive disorders. UofL Physicians – Speech-Language Pathology clinicians are also faculty members for the University of Louisville, teaching graduate courses in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and Communicative Disorders.
Diseases and Conditions
UofL Physicians – Speech-Language Pathology is able to evaluate and treat a variety of communication disorders including:
- Adult neurological disorders such as aphasia, brain injury, apraxia and dysarthria. These disorders are often the result of a stroke, head injury or progressive neurological disease.
- Fluency disorders including stuttering and cluttering, typically develop in children and may persist into adulthood. Sometimes a head injury can cause stuttering.
- Speech disorders such as childhood apraxia of speech, lisping, articulation disorders and phonological disorders. Related medical conditions might include cleft lip and/or palate, hearing loss and head injury.
- Language disorders because of delay (e.g., first steps), injury, autism and related disorders such as auditory processing.
- Swallowing disorders, including tongue thrusting, sensory-behavioral feeding issues and difficulty after a neurological change.
- Listening training (aural rehabilitation) associated with hearing loss and cochlear implants.
Treatments and Services
Our speech pathologists provide complete evaluation and treatment of speech, language, swallowing and cognitive disorders. In addition to traditional speech and language therapy for the various disorders, UofL Physicians – Speech-Language Pathology is certified to provide Interactive Metronome Therapy and to dispense the Fluency Master device to control stuttering.