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What is Long COVID?COVID-19 medical animation

While most people who contract COVID-19 will recover within several weeks, some may experience persistent symptoms which are disruptive to their daily life.  Post-COVID conditions, or “Long COVID”, can affect a wide range of body functions, and can have long lasting impacts on communication, including:

  • Changes in voice quality and function
  • Shortness of breath
  • Persistent cough
  • Difficulty thinking or concentrating (“brain fog”)

Speech-Language Pathology Evaluation & Therapy

Our Speech-Language Pathologists have specialty training in all the areas of communication that can be impacted by long-term effects of COVID-19 infection.

Assessments will be tailored to individual needs, and may include:

  • Instrumental analysis of vocal quality and function
  • Evaluation of laryngeal and respiratory function
  • Cognitive-communication assessment to evaluate attention, memory, language, visuospatial skills, and/or executive function (ability to organize)

Using this information, your SLP will identify strengths/weaknesses, and develop a tailored therapy plan to help you meet your personal goals. A person-centered approach and focus on life participation will be used to maximize your function across your daily environment.

Links for Additional Information

CDC Post-COVID Conditions:

American Speech-Language Hearing Association Adult Speech and Language Disorders: