Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)
for Neurological Impairments
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) promotes healing in people recovering from neurological conditions such as a stroke through therapy and education. The speech pathologists of the Outpatient Rehabilitation Department at Virginia Hospital Center assist patients as they build and re-learn skills that are important for communication, cognition, and swallowing.
Common Diagnoses Seen by the Neurological SLP Team
- Brain injury
- Brain tumors
- Dementia/Alzheimer's disease
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson's disease
- Post-Concussion syndrome
Specialized Care Services or Equipment
- Modified Barium Swallow Studies (MBS)
- Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
- Speech and Language Evaluations
- Cognitive Communicative Evaluations
- Swallow Evaluations
- Voice Therapy
- LSVT®LOUD for Parkinson’s disease
Stroke Patient Success Story
“It’s not common, but 28% of strokes occur in people younger than 65 years. Everyone is at risk for a stroke, but the risks increase with age.”
— Daniel Davis, MD, VHC Physician Group – Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Tiffani was only 31, newly engaged and immersed in planning her wedding. So, when she woke up to a migraine headache that just kept getting worse, she went to an emergency room and was treated for dehydration. The next day, her speech started to slur and her whole right side went limp. She was taken to Virginia Hospital Center where doctors determined she had suffered a stroke. The news was startling because of her age, no high blood pressure or other risk factors...
Read Tifani's Story