Carolinas Rehabilitation treats a vast array of problems that affect speech production, swallowing, understanding, expressive language and thinking skills. These speech and language rehabilitative services are provided to individuals ranging from infancy through geriatrics. Each patient is evaluated by a speech and language pathologist, a highly trained healthcare professional who develops a treatment plan to maximize speech and language functioning. All speech and language pathologists possess a master's degree, and Carolinas HealthCare System requires that speech and language pathologists obtain a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association, and have a professional license to practice.
Speech and language pathologists who work with children have specialized training in feeding problems, alternative or augmentative communication, hearing impairment/cochlear implants and voice disorders. Infants and toddlers, for example, may receive speech therapy if they have feeding and swallowing problems or need assistance in developing verbal communication. Preschool children may also require extra help to learn basic skills, such as communicating wants and needs. School-age children often go to speech therapy to learn how to correct articulation errors and improve language skills.
Dysphagia Management Program
Voice Therapy Program
For more information about Carolinas Rehabilitation, call 1-877-REHAB51 (1-877-734-2251) or e-mail.