The speech therapy program at UAMS Health offers diagnostic and treatment services for adults with communication problems as well as voice concerns and swallowing difficulties. We provide one of the leading adult evaluation sites in the state for augmentative and alternative communication devices.
Speech Therapy for Adults
Adults are seen by specially-trained speech language pathologists for their specific needs. Many of our patients include those who have experienced injury/illnesses, including stroke, brain injury, disease, cancer and trauma.
Neurological Diseases and Injuries
We see a wide range of neurological diseases and injuries in our practice as speech therapists. Each person is evaluated to determine individual needs and treatment. Through multidisciplinary communication, our team strives to maximize a person’s return to functional independence and an active and healthy lifestyle post-neurological injury.
Specialized treatments available for those with neurological injury include: LSVT voice therapy for people with Parkinson’s disease, neuromuscular electrical stimulation techniques for swallowing-impaired individuals, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device evaluation/training, aphasia therapy and cognitive-communication therapy.
Speech therapy is also available through outpatient services to children ages 5-12 through the Psychiatric Research Institute unit on the 5th floor of the hospital.