Speech Therapy (ST)
The speech-language pathologists (SLPs) at Columbus Community Hospital work with people of all ages who may have trouble speaking, listening, reading, writing, thinking, and/or swallowing because of strokes, head injuries, head and neck cancer, vocal cord injuries or abuse, and diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
CCH’s SLPs are licensed by the state of Nebraska and are credentialed by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). They have additional certification in Vital Stim™ therapy for people with difficulty swallowing and the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT-LOUD®) program for voice disorders caused by Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders.
CCH’s speech-language pathologists provide care for inpatients, outpatients and patients in their homes.
They provide a variety of therapies and treatments, including:
In coordination with CCH’s radiology department, CCH’s SLPs also provide Modified Barium Swallow (MBS) studies to assist with the diagnosis of dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing).
CCH’s SLPs also provide treatment for the following conditions and injuries:
- Stroke/Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Cognitive Impairments
- Swallowing Disorders
- Voice Disturbances
- Communication Deficits
The department’s SLPs also have experience evaluating the need for, and providing training for the use of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices for significant communication disorders caused by stroke, ALS, brain injury and laryngectomy.
For more information on speech therapy through Rehabilitative Services at the Wellness Center or to set up an appointment, contact us at:
Rehabilitative Services at the Wellness Center
3912 38th Street, Suite A
Columbus, NE 68601
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.