Speech and Language Pathology

MetroHealth’s board-certified speech-language pathologists provide the highest quality care. They maintain their credentials with the American Speech and Hearing Association every year, and many have additional training in one or more specialty areas.

Collaboration with other departments allows us to provide state-of-the art diagnostic tests, such as modified barium swallow studies, FEES (fiber-optic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing) or videostroboscopic and acoustic voice evaluations.

To make an appointment or learn more, call 216-778-4414.

Our Services

Our experts evaluate and treat disorders that impair the understanding or use of language, including reading, writing, talking and listening. Therapies include:

  • Cognitive communicative treatment to address the way thinking skills affect language and communication
  • Language therapy for post-stroke aphasia or other disorders.  Read our guide.
  • Speech therapy rehabilitation for brain or spinal cord injuries
  • Swallowing (dysphagia) therapy
  • Voice therapy

We specialize in treating speech, language or swallowing difficulties (dysphagia). Many of our patients are recovering from strokes or brain injuries. Some are living with a neurological condition like multiple sclerosis (MS) or Parkinson's disease. They may have speech, language or swallowing difficulties due to injuries or an underlying disease. Some have a voice disorder, muscle weakness or apraxia of speech. Or they may need help speaking or swallowing after cancer treatments.

Our youngest patients may have communication issues or swallowing problems caused by birth defects or developmental delays. These problems can follow children into adulthood unless they receive treatment.

When a child needs the help of a speech-language pathologist, we carefully tailor their care. We help with developmental speech and language delays, and we assist with swallowing or speech problems due to cleft lip and palate. Our combination of exercises, medical interventions and therapy helps kids feel better and communicate clearly.

Aphasia is a language disorder that results from damage to the brain from a stroke.
Understanding Aphasia Guide

Aphasia is a language disorder that results from damage to the brain from a stroke. 

Download the Guide