Speech and Language Pathology

The Speech and Language Department of North Shore-LIJ offers a variety of services, specializing in the treatment and evaluation of patients with speech, voice, language, cognitive-linguistic and swallowing disorders. Our skilled speech language pathologists provide one-on-one care, aimed at patient’s individual needs and goals. Services are provided to the adult and geriatric population within acute care, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient settings.

Communication and/or Swallowing Disorders Addressed in Therapy

Dysphagia

  • Swallow function
  • Oral motor skills
  • Vital stimulation therapy
  • Modified barium swallow studies

Aphasia

  • Expressive language
  • Receptive language
  • Augmentative alternative methods
  • Communication assessment and intervention

Agraphia

  • Expressive language

Alexia

  • Reading comprehension

Apraxia

  • Speech production

Cognitive-linguistic Deficits

  • Memory, problem solving, reasoning, planning, insight, judgment, attention, money management, pragmatic skills and visual perceptual skills

Dysarthria

  • Speech and voice function

Voice Dysfunction

  • Pitch, prosody, intonation, loudness and vocal quality