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Speech-Language Pathology

Spartanburg Regional Medical Center offers speech-language pathology services while patients are in the hospital and as outpatients. Speech-language pathologists are involved in specialized treatment programs benefiting patients with deficits such as:

  • Speaking/language disorders
  • Voice disorders
  • Cognitive deficits
  • Facial weakness
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Neurological disorders (see Neurological Rehabilitation)

Diagnoses outside of the Speech-Language Pathology program that are treated include but are not limited to:

  • Voice disorders such as hoarseness
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Stuttering
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Training in use of a communication system
  • Training in speech after tracheostomy placement
  • Speech deficits after a cochlear implant

After receiving a physician’s order, the speech-language pathologist will evaluate to determine the problem areas.A treatment plan will focus on improvement of the deficits.

Tests Performed

  • Modified Barium Swallow Studies: An X-ray study of swallowing completed by the SLP and a radiologist. Moving X-ray images of the mouth and throat are taken while the patient swallows food and liquid. The evaluation determines the types of food and liquids that are safe for a patient to swallow.
  • Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing: An evaluation using a flexible scope while viewing the swallow on a computer screen.
  • Voice Laboratory: A computer system used to evaluate voice for patients with voice disorders.

Locations

Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
Main Campus
101 East Wood Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-560-6480

Thomas E. Hannah YMCA
151 Ribault Street, Suite 200
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Phone: 864-560-5100

Village at Pelham
250 Westmoreland Road
Greer, SC 29651
Phone: 864-612-8662