For the safety of our patients and staff and to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, outpatient rehabilitation services have made adjustments to the scheduling, hours of operation and enhanced cleaning protocols. All staff are screened daily for COVID-19 symptoms, and patients are screened during their registration call and again upon arrival. Patients will be met at the entrance where they will be screened, asked to sanitize their hands, and don a fresh mask. At that point the patient will be given instructions for their visit. Please note that our locations at Lawrence Academy, The Mill Works in Westford, and Skill of Strength in North Chelmsford are temporarily closed.
If you or someone you care about is struggling with an impairment related to communication, speech, language or swallowing, the highly trained speech-language pathologists at Emerson Hospital can help.
Our team members work with both adults and children
, and specialize in aphasia, stuttering, developmental delays, expressive language disorders, and the language and cognitive effects of traumatic brain injury and stroke.
In addition, we use the renowned Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) to help individuals with Parkinson’s disease
Extensive speech and language therapy expertise
You can count on our experienced, licensed speech-language pathologists to provide expert evaluation and treatment in these areas:
- Cognitive disorders that can occur with concussion, brain tumors, stroke or "chemobrain".
- Speech/language disorders that can occurr following a stroke, brain tumore or other neurological disorders; such as aphasia (the loss of ability to understand or express speech), stuttering, apraxia (problems saying sounds or words), dysarthria (difficulty articulating speech). We offer an Asphasia Group to strengthen functional communication skills.
- Swallowing disorders that can often occur after stroke or other neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease, or after treatment for head/neck cancer.
- Voice disorders including vocal horseness, chronic cough, muscle tension dysphonia, vocal cord paralysis or dysfunction, difficulty speaking due to a physical disorder of the mouth, tongue or vocal cords, vocal fatigue, paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM).
- Care of the professional voice, including care of the singing voice
- Head/neck cancer, including evaluation and treatment of speech, voice and swallowing impairments that can occur due to head/neck cancer and cancer treatment (surgery, chemotherapy or radiation).
We are pleased to offer telehealth appointments between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. for both new and existing physical, occupational and speech/language therapy patients. Please call us at 978-287-8200 to find out if your insurance will cover telehealth or to schedule an appointment.
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Before your appointment for speech/language therapy, please download, print, and fill out this health questionnaire. If you are a parent whose child is scheduled for a speech/language evaluation, please download, print, and fill out the pediatric health questionnaire.