Speech Language Pathology

A full-time Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) at Cornwall Community Hospital provides assessment and treatment recommendations to adults with communication and swallowing disorders. These difficulties may be related to a variety of medical conditions such as neurological changes due to stroke or brain injury, degenerative diseases (e.g., Parkinson’s Disease or Alzheimer’s Dementia), cancers or treatments for those cancers (e.g., surgery or chemoradiation), prolonged intubation or significant weakness related to Critical Care Unit admission. The role of the Speech Language Pathologist at CCH is to help improve swallowing and communication abilities.  The goal is to help improve patients’ quality of life while facilitating a safe, timely discharge and reducing the risk for readmission. SLPs work with the patient, family and healthcare team to identify communication and swallowing needs, and to provide recommendations that help improve function and reduce limitations to activity and participation in everyday life.