For the safety of our patients and staff and to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, some outpatient rehabilitation services will be limited or postponed. Patients with conditions requiring immediate therapy will continue to be seen. Patients with upcoming appointments will hear from us soon to evaluate alternatives. Please note that our locations at the Westford Health Center, Lawrence Academy, The Mill Works in Westford, and Skill of Strength in North Chelmsford are temporarily closed. We will reach out to those patients as we work to accommodate them for future appointments.
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).
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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 both the pediatric health questionnaire and the caregiver questionnaire for pediatric speech patients.