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Rehabilitation Services: Speech Therapy
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Speech Therapy

Addressing Speech and Swallowing Difficulties

Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) Speech Therapy provides comprehensive services to help children and adults with disorders or difficulties related to speaking, understanding, feeding, swallowing and using language effectively. Each patient's individualized therapy program is based on comprehensive evaluation, planning and personalized goals. We are committed to providing the highest quality of care and to making a positive difference for our patients and their families.

Who We Help

CDH Speech Language Pathologists see people with a diverse range of challenges caused by:

  • Aging
  • Birth defects and developmental disabilities
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Dysphagia (swallowing disorder)
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Tracheotomy and ventilator
  • Other conditions that hinder the ability to speak, swallow or feed properly

Services

We believe in a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach.  In addition to treating these conditions, our services also include diagnosing and assessment, as well as, prevention, screenings and health and wellness promotion.

Speech and swallowing therapy services include:

  • Articulation and language rehabilitation (speech)
  • Assessment and treatment of swallowing disorders
  • Cleft lip and palate clinic
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Family education, caretaker education
  • Geriatric feeding rehabilitation
  • Head and neck cancer rehabilitation (focused on speech and swallowing)
  • Pediatric developmental follow-up clinic 
  • Pediatric feeding therapy
  • Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Pediatric screenings for speech development, fine motor skills, sensory processing, and feeding skills
  • Videofluoroscopic swallowing evaluations
  • VitalStim® to stimulate muscle activity necessary for functional swallowing
  • Voice assessment and treatment

The Team

CDH patients benefit from the skills and knowledge of experienced specialists including :

  • Dentists
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Educators
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • licensed Speech Language Pathologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Audiologists

Location and Hours

For your convenience, CDH offers speech therapy services at its Winfield location. Daytime and evening appointments available.
A referral from your physician is required for an appointment.