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Speech-Language Pathology

The Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) holds a graduate degree, the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and a Tennessee state license. The SLP specializes in assessment and treatment of individuals of all ages with communication, cognitive, hearing and/or swallowing problems due to developmental delay, progressive or chronic neurological processes, traumatic brain injury, cancer and other diagnoses.

The practice of the SLP involves providing:

  • Screening and Evaluation of the patient
  • Assessment and Diagnosis of all communication, cognitive, and swallowing needs
  • Treatment for all communication, cognitive and swallowing needs
  • Access to state-of-the-art technology and up to date therapy approaches
  • Education and Counseling for the patients, families, caregivers, staff and community
  • Strategy development for community re-entry

The Speech-Language Pathologist provides evaluation and treatment for Adult and Pediatric Populations.The SLP scope of Practice include:

  • Speech
  • Language
  • Swallowing
  • Voice
  • Cognitive aspects of communication
  • Sensory awareness related to communication and swallowing.
  • Establishing augmentative and alternative communication techniques and strategies including development, selecting and providing of such systems and devices
  • Hearing screenings
  • Selection and training of assistive listening devices
  • Deep Pharyngeal Neuromuscular Stimulation (DPNS)
  • Vital Stim
  • Tracheotomy management and Passy Muir Valve training/ usage
  • Neuro-Developmental Training (NDT)
  • Education and counseling patients, families, caregivers, and persons in the community
  • Collaboration with and providing referrals to specialist
  • Recognizing and providing appropriate accommodations for individuals from diverse cultural and language backgrounds