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Speech Therapy

Living with a speech or swallowing disorder can make it hard to communicate or get nourishment safely and comfortably. If you’re frustrated by a speech impairment or if swallowing difficulties are affecting your comfort and safety, we can help. At Southeast Georgia Health System, we offer specialized treatment for these problems.

Our team of licensed speech-language pathologists evaluate and treat an array of disorders that affect speech, swallowing and communication. They offer outpatient and inpatient speech therapy on our Brunswick and Camden campuses, as well as in our Senior Care Centers. Pediatric speech therapy is provided through our collaboration with Wolfson Children’s in Brunswick.

Our speech therapy expertise

Our speech therapists have a wealth of knowledge and training. They can help with a wide range of concerns, including:

  • Aphasia (the inability to express or understand speech)
  • Hoarseness or other voice disorders
  • Stuttering
  • Swallowing and eating problems, which can be caused by stroke, cancer surgery or neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease

What to expect in speech therapy

Speech therapy starts with an evaluation by our team and may include tests, such as a modified barium swallow study to evaluate swallowing difficulties. Our therapists will discuss your speech, swallowing or communication problem and goals with you. Then we’ll create a treatment plan that’s tailored to your needs.

Speech therapy takes place in a comfortable, quiet setting. You will receive one-on-one treatments using innovative technology. For instance:

If you have swallowing difficulties, we may use electrical stimulation to help strengthen and improve coordination of your swallowing muscles.

If you have a communication disorder, we may use a variety of proven techniques to improve your thought processes and speech production. We may teach you exercises to help your mouth and vocal cords produce sounds. Or we may use cognitive- and memory-based activities to help you find your voice.

We can also help you develop ways to communicate other than talking. These alternative methods range from simple tools, like picture and letter boards, to technologies such as speech generators or communication devices that track eye movements when you use a screen.

How to get speech therapy

We are here to help you improve your quality of life. To make an appointment, ask your doctor to send us a referral.

Want to learn more about our speech therapy services? Please call: