Did you know?
Communication disorders are among the most common childhood disabilities
nationwide, with 11% of children ages 3–6 having a speech, language,
voice, or swallowing disorder—and almost 15% of school-age children
experiencing some degree of hearing loss. These disorders are treatable
and, in some cases, can be reversed or even prevented with the help of
a pediatric speech-language pathologist.
Swallowing disorders affect 300,000–600,000 people yearly in the
United States. Also called dysphagia, swallowing disorders can affect
a person’s ability to eat, drink, and take medicine. Treated by
speech-language pathologists, swallowing disorders can be a common complication
from stroke, Parkinson’s, and other medical conditions in adults.
At PVHMC, our Speech-Language Pathologists provide services that include
Swallowing Dysfunction • Cognitive Retraining
Speech-Language Delays/Disorders • Augmentative Communication
Voice Disorders • Video Fluoroscopy Swallow Study-Radiology
Pediatric outpatient speech and language therapy is offered at our Milestones
Center for Child Development. Milestones is a state of the art, pediatric
clinic that serves children from birth to 18 years of age focusing on
early intervention and acute care developmental rehabilitation.
Adult outpatient speech and language therapy is provided at PVHMC in Rehabilitation
Services on the first floor of the Robert and Beverly Lewis Outpatient Pavilion.
In addition to outpatient services, our Speech-Language Pathologists also
treat neonates, premature infants, children, and adults on the inpatient
floors of PVHMC.
Thank you to our entire Speech-Language Pathology Team for the exceptional
care they provide to their patients each and every day!
John Huang, CCC-SLP • Yvette Torres-Saucedo, CCC-SLP
Lin (Sharon) Dong, CCC-SLP • Urvashi Iyer, CCC-SLP • Urmi Mistry, CCC-SLP Michelle Wagman, CCC-SLP
• Claudia Parra, SLPA