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Speech Therapy

The licensed speech-language pathologists of HCMH rehab department are highly qualified to evaluate and treat speech, language, cognitive-communication, swallowing and voice disorders in individuals of all ages. Our caring staff is here to help patients that may experience speech and language difficulties for a variety reasons, so they may lead full productive lives. 

  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Apraxia
  • Dysarthria
  • Stuttering
  • Voice Disorders
  • Aphasia
  • Dementia
  • Degenerative Diseases
  • Stroke
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Oral Cancer
  • Brain Injury
  • Trach and Vent
  • AAC Devices
  • Voice prostheses and other voicing methods for laryngectomy patients

Disorders Treated

Aphasia- Trouble using words and sentences and or understanding others

Apraxia- A motor speech disorder resulting in difficulty sequencing the sounds of speech into works.

Articulation Disorders- Substitutions of sounds within words .This may also include the distortion of sounds such as a lisp.

Cognitive Decline- Noticing a change in the way you are thinking in regards to attention memory, orientation, and problem solving

Dysarthria- a motor speech disorder resulting in the muscles of the mouth, face and respiratory system to become weak causing slurred speech.

Stuttering- fluency issues that interrupt the production of speech

Voice Disorders- A loss or change in the quality of your voice

Social Communication Deficits- Trouble using verbal communication. May also include difficulty understanding nonverbal communication such as facial expressions and gestures.

Dysphagia- Difficulty swallowing. General signs may include coughing during or right after eating or drinking wet/gurgle sounding voice during meals, extra time or effort to chew or swallow, food leaking from or getting stuck in mouth, or recurring pneumonia

Head and neck cancer- Cancer of the tongue, nose, oral cavity, and throat may cause difficulty with swallowing, speaking and/voicing.

Medical Conditions that can cause speech/language disorders

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis                            
  • Cancer                                                    
  • Cleft Lip/palate                                        
  • Dementia                                                
  • Encephalopathy                                        
  • Huntington Disease
  • Parkinson Disease
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Make an appointment now by calling (515) 332-7621

Tanya List, OTD, OTR/L, Director of Rehab

1050 15th Street North, Humboldt, IA  50548

(515) 332-7621