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Medical Services

Speech & Swallowing Therapy

Our speech pathologists can help people from every generation and walk of life that has difficulty with a number of speech, voice and swallowing difficulties, including:

  • Articulation is the problem of producing sounds, syllables, or words incorrectly to the point that the speaker is misunderstood. Articulation often produces sound errors that make it difficult to communicate.
  • Language deals with developmental delays, typically in children.
  • Voice refers to the pitch, loudness and quality of one's speech. Swelling of the voicebox, small growths that develop on the voicebox or vocal cord misuse are examples of problems.
  • Fluency refers to stuttering, a condition in which the flow of speech is broken by abnormal stoppages, repetitions, or prolongation of sounds and syllables. Stuttering can be treated in both adults and children through a variety of approaches.
  • Swallowing disorders can be found in infants that are unable to suck or in people of any age who suffer from neurological problems.
  • Speech-language pathologists are professionals educated in the study of human communication, its development and its disorders.

Services available at:

Davis Medical Center Speech & Swallowing Center 812 Gorman Avenue, Elkins WV 304.637.3520
and Broaddus Hospital