Speech-Language Services

Individualized care for adult and pediatric patients


Our speech-language pathologists provide expert inpatient and outpatient services for adult and pediatric patients. We provide individualized differential diagnosis, treatment and management for patients with disorders that affect:

  • Communication
    • Aphasia
    • Dysarthria
    • Apraxia of speech
    • Tracheostomies
  • Thinking skills (Cognitive)
    • Attention
    • Memory
    • Problem solving
  • Dysphagia (Swallowing disorders)

Diagnostic specialties include:

  • Videofluoroscopic swallow studies
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)

Communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders may result from:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Organ transplant
  • Cancer
  • Burns
  • Complications from premature birth

Committed to excellent patient care

The University of Kansas Hospital's speech-language pathologists are certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and licensed by the state of Kansas. We also have the experience and expertise to provide outstanding clinical care for all patients.