- Individualized Care
- Effective for Improving Oral Issues
- Treats Oral Motor Weakness Like Feeding/Swallowing
Our Speech-Language Pathologists are certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association and licensed by the Virginia State Board. Speech-Language Pathologists assess, diagnose and treat a variety of conditions related to communication, feeding and swallowing disorders. Centra's Speech-Language Pathologists specialize in treating adults with varying degrees of language, cognition, speech and feeding difficulties resulting from cancer or cancer treatment, stroke or progressive neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer's, MS, Dementia, Parkinson's disease, etc. Treatment is also available for adults with Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, hearing impairments and for speech disorders such as articulation impairment, stuttering, motor speech disorders (Dysarthria), language disorders, vocal cord pathology or dysfunction, cognitive communication disorders, and swallowing/feeding problems (Dysphagia).
The Speech-Language Pathologist will develop and implement a treatment plan specific to the patient's needs. The therapist will also counsel and support patients and their families on the specific disorder being treated and how to cope with the associated stress, as well as teaching them the treatment techniques and compensatory strategies to use at home.
Speech therapy is available at Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital, Bedford and our Farmville locations. For more information on speech therapy or to schedule an appointment, please call 434.200.6053.