Speech Therapists can help all ages

The professionals in the Speech Therapy Department provide help for patients with a variety of communication and swallowing problems.

What communication disorders are treated?

There are different types of communication disorders. The patient may have difficulty understanding what is said or be unable to find the words he or she wants to say. Some patients suffer from weakness that does not allow them to make the proper sounds. Sometimes memory skills are interfering with communication. 

What are some of the swallowing difficulties treated?

There are a number of reasons that a person may experience swallowing difficulty. Our Speech Therapist performs a swallow evaluation which requires a detailed history from the patient or family member. Therapists offer different consistencies of food and liquid to the patient to determine the quality of swallowing function.  Patients of all ages are served, from infants with feeding problems to geriatric patients. Services are available for inpatients, Perry’s Extend & Mend Swing Bed patients and outpatients.

When is speech therapy available?

Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday after 4 p.m., with more flexible hours during the summer months.

How can I get more information about the Perry Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Department?

Please call 815-876-4494 for more information.